Sen. McConnell: Senate will not go on recess is shutdown is ongoing

OAN Newsroom
7:47 PM PT — Tuesday, January 15, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says the upper chamber will not go on recess if the partial government shutdown is still ongoing.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after accusing Democrats of turning President Donald Trump’s promised border wall into “something evil” to avoid dealing with the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell made the comments to reporters on Tuesday after House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the lower chamber will also not take a recess.

The Senate is supposed to leave town at the end of this week and not return until January, 28th.

McConnell is placing the blame for the shutdown squarely on democrats, telling reporters democrats priorities are “way out of whack.” He added issues once supported by prominent democrats are the same ones being opposed currently.

A number of senators have said they should remain in Washington during the shutdown as the record-setting closure continues.

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