“Is any part of the West Wing here just excited about the fact that the Republicans seem unable to run the one part of the government that they actually control?” he asked during a news conference.
“No one loves anything if we are not able to provide something to the American people,” Jean-Pierre said. “Nobody loves this. It’s important for Congress to work not for us, but on behalf of the American people. It is important to ensure we meet the challenges of the American people.”
“What we saw on Saturday should never have happened,” Jean-Pierre told Doocy. “We are happy that a deal has been reached. We are glad that we are not in a shutdown. But House Republicans should never have gotten us this far. … They can fix this – they create the mess.”