Americans Blame GOP and Trump for Government Shutdown, Poll Says

People look across Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House

A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S. -Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency.

Another Twitter user, Cat Heifner, shared what she said was her brother's payslip, showing he had been paid one cent for his work as an air traffic controller.

Graham had earlier told reporters he would support Trump declaring an emergency in order to get the desired funds for dealing with what Trump claims is an immigration crisis on the southern United States border, voicing frustration that Democrats in the past had voted in favor of funding some barriers on the border yet have so far resisted Trump's demand.

Pirro also questioned Mr Trump about a New York Times report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry into whether the president was secretly working for Russian Federation. "What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency".

"We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border", Trump said. "I'm not going to blame you for it". "Because this is something Congress should do". "Think? Did I say think?" she said.

Politicians are due back in Washington from their states and congressional districts in the new week. The shutdown became the longest ever on Saturday as it entered its 22nd day. Senate Democrats, whose votes would be needed to advance such legislation, have not indicated whether they would back it because they want the government to reopen instead.

The increase in support is sharpest among Republicans, whose backing for Trump's long-standing campaign promise jumped 16 points in the past year, from 71 per cent to 87 per cent. The chamber wrapped up business for the week without taking up the House-passed bill. Some Republicans who railed against executive overreach during President Barack Obama's administration now fear that a future Democratic president could similarly declare a national emergency and fund projects without congressional approval.

The president has been in a three-week stalemate with Democrats over the funding a southern border wall.

Trump already has threatened to withhold disaster-recovery approved in the wake of California wildfires.

According to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS between January 10 and 11, 55 percent of Americans blame Trump for the shutdown, while 32 percent blame congressional Democrats and nine percent blame both. "The Republican-controlled Senate and a handful of senators will make that decision".

Meanwhile, the impact of the shutdown began to mount. Trump said in the posting.

An estimated 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the lapse in funding - either by having to work without pay while it lasts or by being furloughed. It is at least the third lawsuit filed by unions on behalf of unpaid workers. Some have resorted to selling their possessions or posting appeals on online fundraising sites to help pay their bills. "Keep an eye out for warning signs of trouble", Director R.D.

President Donald Trump is paying a serious political price for shutting down the government in order to get funding for a border wall.

"Your families will get your paychecks", he told U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the agency's Washington headquarters.

"I would hate to see it. It won't be the Mexican government [paying for the wall], won't be the Mexican people, it'll be the Mexican cartels".

"They can name it 'peaches.' I don't care what they name it. See if we can get a deal", Graham said.