Clay, AFL-CIO and Federal Workers Stage Day of Action
to Demand an End to the Trump ShutDown
WASHINGTON, DC AND ST. LOUIS, MO – Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri joined via video conference in solidarity with federal employees in St. Louis who have been victimized by the Trump Shutdown to demand that the President reopen the federal government.
In remarks from his Capitol Hill office, Clay told the large, lively crowd of federal employees, union leaders and local elected officials that “There is no emergency at the southern border, but there is a crisis of confidence in the Oval Office. This shutdown is not about border security, it’s about the President’s ego and his insistence that U.S. taxpayers should pay for his ridiculous campaign promise. Real leaders don’t build walls, they build bridges. Mr. President, federal employees are not pawns in your game of political chicken. Open the government now.”