The controversial government shutdown vote in both the Senate and House came to pass on Valentine’s Day, and both chambers voted overwhelming to pass bills that partially funded President Trump’s border wall.
There were only (4) members of the U.S. House of Representatives that did not vote, one of them was Democrat Congressman Ted Deutch.
Deutch, who like most House Democrats, has been very vocal in called on President Trump to end the government shutdown they claim he owns.
But when the time came to vote on a bipartisan bill to end the “Trump shutdown,” Deutch failed to cast his vote.
According to his social media platforms, Deutch was in Parkland, Florida for the 1-year anniversary of the tragic school shooting that has changed the the gun violence debate.
I will never forget the conversations, hugs, tears, and smiles that I shared with students and Parkland families today. We must all remember that on this day, and every day, we are not alone.
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 15, 2019
On February 13, Deutch, who was flanked on the House floor by the Florida congressional delegation, called for a moment of silence on the House floor for the victims of the school shooting.
1 year ago on 2/14/18, 17 were killed in a senseless act of gun violence at Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland.
As I lead this moment of silence, I ask that this not be in vain. We must work together to end this silence with action to make our communities safer from gun violence. pic.twitter.com/T8mDbh399t
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) February 13, 2019