Politics & Government

Don’t blame me, McConnell says. The shutdown is Nancy Pelosi’s fault

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — who has come under fire for not doing more to end the government shutdown —sought to target a new villain this week by blaming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the impasse.

As the Senate returned to the Capitol with no sign of the now-record partial government shutdown ending, McConnell took to the Senate floor. He charged that Pelosi, the “very distinguished congresswoman from San Francisco, has decided that opposing President Trump comes before the security of our borders.”

The Kentucky Republican’s remarks on the 24th day of the government shutdown were his sharpest yet for Pelosi, his new sparring partner for the next two years.