Vice President Mike Pence told U.S. troops in Syria that the Democrats are playing politics with their pay even though Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri when she tried to keep the military paid on time (video below).
Pence told the troops:
I’m sure you’re all aware of what’s happening in Washington, D.C. Despite bipartisan support for a budget resolution, a minority in the Senate has decided to play politics with military pay.
But you deserve better. You and your families shouldn’t have to worry for one minute about whether you’re going to get paid as you serve in the uniform of the United States. The President, the Vice President, and the American people are not going to put up with it.
— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) January 20, 2018