Pelosi not to blame for gov’t shutdown

In the Feb. 4 Mirror, there was a comic image placing blame for the recent federal government shutdown on Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

President Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell clearly own this as per the president’s own words.

The POTUS consistently refuses to listen to the advice of others who are experts in border security in their beliefs that resources can be better used in increasing agents, technology and use of drones rather than a medieval symbol that is largely ineffective.

The POTUS had two years in control of all branches of the government, and many of his own party want nothing to do with a useless symbol. The wall represents what the POTUS thinks will be an immortal structure dedicated to his legacy.

This man continues to show disregard and disdain to the intelligence community, putting us all at increased risk.

It’s time to rethink priorities in the U.S.A.

Michael Stubler

Altoona

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