Sen. Elizabeth Warren thinks it’s horrible that 7,000 of her constituents are going without pay during the government shutdown. Just don’t expect her to do anything about it.
So, as you no doubt now know, the Massachusetts senator is the first major Democratic candidate to declare for president, which is good because it gives us plenty of time for us to make jokes about her Native American non-heritage or how she has a 1/2020th chance of winning. The government is partially shut down, too, so it also gives us an opportunity to make gags about her putative reaction to that.
And when we don’t make the jokes, sometimes she’ll make them herself.
Take, for instance, the government shutdown. If you haven’t noticed it yet, well, join the club. However, 7,000 people who call the Commonwealth of Massachusetts home have temporarily lost their checks because Democrats refuse to take border security seriously.
So, what’s Elizabeth Warren doing? Looking at some sort of compromise that could end the shutdown and get them back to work?
“Over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown,” she wrote in a tweet Wednesday.
“Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I’m donating my salary to @HIASrefugees, a nonprofit that helps refugees and makes our country stronger in the process.”
Over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown. Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I’m donating my salary to @HIASrefugees, a nonprofit that helps refugees and makes our country stronger in the process.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 1, 2019
Wait, so the people of her state don’t have money to pay their bills? If only there’s something she could do in order to help them out. Oh well, here’s a tweet about the salary she’s going to be donating to a refugee cause.
Literally the only thing that could have made this less self-aware is if there were a Native American cause that had something to do with refugees to which she could donate her salary. Or maybe she could somehow take money from these employees and give it to that charity; that would be even better.
Needless to say, Twitter users had something to say about this.
You shouldn’t be getting a salary during the shutdown – that’s only for ESSENTIAL employees! However, if you want to donate your unearned income, there are many Americans who can use the money…
— RJ_KOELLISCH (@rj_koellisch) January 3, 2019
there’s a gofundme to build the wall, send your money there instead…baahahahahaha!!!
— Richard Anastas (@richa701) January 3, 2019
But not to the Americans that are out of work?
— Brian Connor (@Vanillatwigz1) January 3, 2019
No, of course not to the Americans who are out of work. Check your privilege, folks!
I’m not quite sure in what universe Elizabeth Warren’s faux sympathy for 7,000 people might actually work. It’s not in ours. And this is the woman who wants to be our next president.
Good luck, Senator Warren. You’ll need it.
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