CNN Erupts as Pro-Trump Guest Gets Honest About Shutdown
The “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” panel included Lemon, Moore, and CNN commentator Catherine Rampell.
“It is interesting to me we have so many — hundreds and hundreds of thousands of nonessential government employees,” Moore said. “Look, I have lived in the swamp for 30 years. These — it’s interesting to me. We’re talking about, oh my goodness, these workers are going to go without a paycheck for a couple weeks. Look, I don’t think this is going to last hopefully more than a few more days, but we will see.”
“Private sector workers face layoffs,” he continued. “There are strikes. You talked about coal miners. They lose their jobs. That happens in the private sector all the time.”
Moore noted the differences between federal employees with “basically lifetime tenure,” who are often “impossible to fire,” and private sector workers.
"These workers are going to get paid," added Moore.
Moore's point failed to soothe anyone else.