According to Politico, of the 26,000 staffers of the IRS called back to work for the tax filing season, only around 12,000 showed up for work on Tuesday, a Democratic aide revealed. Some 5,000 of the workers in the Wage and Investment Division claimed hardship exemption – with many unable to afford transport to work or childcare – while another 9,000 just could not be reached by the agency.House Leader Nancy Pelosi placed social media pressure on Trump earlier today—as she has done for the past month—holding him responsible for threatening and endangering the livelihoods (and lives) of hundreds of thousands of people.
See Trump discuss the temporary cease fire below in the Rose Garden:
The #TrumpShutdown has already pushed hundreds of thousands of Americans to the breaking point. Now it's pushing our airspace to the breaking point too.— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 25, 2019
.@realDonaldTrump, stop endangering the safety, security and well-being of our nation. Re-open government now!
Trump, in the Rose Garden, caves on the border wall, just like everyone knew he would.— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 25, 2019
"I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal govt." pic.twitter.com/8VftSbf07Z