Representative Cedric Richmond, a Democrat from Louisiana, just went on CNN stating that Democrats “did a poor job in messaging” during the recent government shutdown.
Richmond said specifically that during the meetings, Senate Democrats are “getting their butts kicked.”
“I’m not sure of the exact words, but the sentiment that we did a poor job in messaging is correct. I think that we just failed to let the American people know exactly what’s going on here and that is that Republicans have all three branches of government. General Mattis has said you can’t fund the military that way—it’s debilitating. We have not funded community health centers. We haven’t done a million things, and you can’t run the government three weeks at a time.”