The White House’s public comment telephone line isn’t accepting calls amid the ongoing government shutdown, and its recently updated recorded message blames it on Democrats.
“Thank you for calling the White House. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate,” a message says.
“Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down,” she continues. “In the meantime, you can leave a comment for the president at www.whitehouse.gov/contact. We look forward to taking your calls as soon as the government reopens.”
The call then disconnects.
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