Dem senators debate whether to retweet Cardi B video criticizing Trump over shutdown
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Democratic senators publicly debated on Twitter on Wednesday night about whether they should retweet a video Cardi B posted sharply criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE over the ongoing government shutdown and for his order summoning some federal workers back to work without pay.

"I just want to remind y'all, because it's been a little over three weeks ... Trump is ordering and summoning federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid," Cardi B says in the video, which she posted to Instagram on Wednesday night.

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"Now, I don't want to hear y'all motherf---ers talk about 'Obama shut down the government for 17 days' — yeah, bitch, for health care! So your grandmother can go check her blood pressure ... with no motherf---ing problem," she continued.

The viral video sparked debate among Democratic senators, including Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats detail new strategy to pressure McConnell on election security bills Democrats detail new strategy to pressure McConnell on election security bills Ex-state senator in North Carolina enters race against Tillis MORE (D-N.Y.), who debated whether to retweet the video. 

Hawaii Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzDem senator: American Jews 'disgusted' by treatment of migrants at border Dem senator: American Jews 'disgusted' by treatment of migrants at border Ocasio-Cortez under fire for concentration camp remarks MORE tweeted late Wednesday night, "(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video)."

Moments later, Connecticut Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Defense: Shanahan exit shocks Washington | Pentagon left rudderless | Lawmakers want answers on Mideast troop deployment | Senate could vote on Saudi arms deal this week | Pompeo says Trump doesn't want war with Iran Senators demand Trump explain decision to deploy troops amid Iran tensions Senators demand Trump explain decision to deploy troops amid Iran tensions MORE responded to Schatz’s tweet, writing that he was also grappling with a similar decision. 

“Omg, I had the same argument with myself 30 minutes ago!” Murphy replied.

"Ok you do it. And say retweets are not endorsements, especially the language, and I will retweet," Schatz said in response. Shortly after, Murphy replied “DHYB," an online abbreviation for "don't hold your breath."

Schumer then chimed in on the debate, tweeting: "Guys, I'm still holding my breath. Are you gonna RT Cardi B or not?"

Schatz later tweeted that neither of the senators decided to retweet Cardi B, saying it "wouldn't be senatorial."

Cardi B tweeted later on Wednesday night:"Why am I trending?"

The message was the rapper's second attack aimed at Trump over Instagram in just a day. Cardi B ripped Trump in an Instagram Live video earlier Wednesday, accusing him of promising his supporters that his administration would construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border while knowing that he could not follow through.