President George W. Bush delivers pizza to Secret Service detail amid government shutdown .
WASHINGTON : Former President George W. Bush delivered pizza to his Secret Service detail, who are working
without pay due to the partial government shutdown, and called on Washington to put an end to the impasse over
funding for a southern border wall.
In a photo posted to his Instagram account, Bush is seen carrying three pies to a group of seven Secret Service
personnel. Just behind the 43rd president, several other pizzas were also being carried to the group .
Bush said both he and his wife, Laura, were grateful for the men and women who were working to keep them safe but it was time to end the impasse between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress.
He thanked both the Secret Service and the “thousands of federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck” and all the citizens who were helping to support these workers.
“It’s time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together and end this shutdown,” Bush said.
But, over the near-month since the shutdown began due to disagreement over funding for a wall along the southern border, the dispute between Trump and Democratic leaders seems to have gotten more bitter. In its 28th day, the historic and record-breaking shutdown shows no signs of ending.
More than 800,000 federal employees have not been paid due to the shutdown, including nearly 6,000 Secret
Service employees, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s shutdown procedures.