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 TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign 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.


"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 SchumerDemocratic senator blasts 'draconian' press restrictions during impeachment trial Feds seek 25-year sentence for Coast Guard officer accused of targeting lawmakers, justices Clinton: McConnell's rules like 'head juror colluding with the defendant to cover up a crime' MORE (D-N.Y.), who debated whether to retweet the video. 

Hawaii Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzDemocrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover-up,' 'national disgrace' Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall 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 MurphySenate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial Trump health chief: 'Not a need' for ObamaCare replacement plan right now Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover-up,' 'national disgrace' 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.