HRC Statement on Dangerous Trump-Pence Government Shutdown

by Ianthe Metzger

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, issued the following response after the federal government officially shutdown following weeks of irresponsible behavior by the Trump-Pence Administration.

“Today’s reckless government shutdown is another failure of leadership by Donald Trump and Mike Pence, who will stop at nothing to build a needless and wasteful border wall to advance their discriminatory agenda,” said HRC Government Affairs Director David Stacy. “It is disappointing that they have chosen to let hundreds of thousands of federal employees go without a paycheck during the holiday season on a fight they cannot win. Rather than using the Presidency for publicity stunts, we urge Donald Trump and Mike Pence to work with Congress to immediately find a viable solution to reopen the government that funds essential government services and puts hardworking federal employees and their families first.”

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.


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