The Lid: Newly Elected House Democrats Getting Shutdown Jitters.
The mainstream media is that Senate Republicans are starting to drift apart and some of the most liberal members such as Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are signaling if given the opportunity they will vote to end the shutdown even without funding for a barrier. What they aren’t reporting is that there are also cracks developing in the House Democratic caucus. House Democrats elected in the recent midterms who had promising to fix Washington are beginning to fear the heat from their constituents about the shutdown
Rep. Jahana Hayes, a new Democratic representative from Connecticut, called on her colleagues in Congress to work on a compromise to end the partial shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal employees working without pay.
“The government shutdown is a sobering reality of where we are right now. We have to get to work. We cannot keep operating in hard lines,” Hayes said on “Face the Nation” Sunday during a panel with three of her new House Democratic colleagues. “We cannot keep saying nobody’s willing to move. We have to move. That’s why we were elected. That’s what we were sent here to do.”
Hayes is not alone. According to Politico, “Freshman House Democrats are ready to shut down the shutdown.” MORE HERE