Federal employees are growing increasingly impatient as they stand to miss their third paycheck. Today they took their complaints directly where they belong—to the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who refuses to even bring a bill to open the U.S. government to the floor for a vote and get back to work.
Here is video of the federal employees putting their bodies on the line outside Mitch McConnell’s office, chanting “Where is Mitch?” and “We want to work!”
Live from Mitch McConnell’s office https://t.co/qJghfWTbtg
— Kristin Mink (@KristinMinkDC) January 23, 2019
After the federal employees were arrested and the hall was clear, Getty photographer Win MacNamee captured a jovial, extremely-wealthy-and-not-missing-any-paychecks Senator McConnell returning to his office.
Federal employees took over the Hart Senate Building as well, with loud chants of “No more food banks—they need paychecks!”
Meanwhile, down the street at the Hart Senate building there is a major protest against the shut down, with demonstrators yelling “No more food banks—they need pay checks!” pic.twitter.com/xpcJzWN9RR
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) January 23, 2019
These are just some of the millions of people being hurt while Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump play politics with people’s lives.
— Millennial Politics (@MillenPolitics) January 22, 2019
Take one minute to pick up the phone and call your representatives and Mitch McConnell’s office and tell them to reopen the government NOW.