Thanks for the link to the video. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D) was particularly irritating with his near constant complaints that Republicans are holding the country hostage. The black panel member, whoever he is, resorted to constant personal attacks on Senator Cruz. That panel member couldn’t discuss the issues.
BTW, Whitehouse implied it’s bad practice to free one hostage at a time (signing individual bills all members can agree on) versus freeing everyone at once. It seems to me it’s wise to free any hostages possible, including one at a time, if one is truly interested in the hostages. Would police really tell terrorists to stop freeing individual hostages until a deal could be made to free everyone? I think not.
The Black panel member is uber Marxist Van Jones
About this “hostage” business...
These are FUNDING BILLS, not people! THIS is EXACTLY what congress is SUPPOSED to do!! -Weed out the good stuff from the bad.
NOBODY on the right should allow this to be called “hostage taking”.
If that slime and 50 women and children were being held hostage by some terrorists and they asked for one volunteer to be released, he would run over kids to get to the front.