White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fill ined reporters on Thursday afternoon, as the House and Senate prepared to vote on a splurge bill to keep the government open for the next two weeks.
The briefing also totaled one day after President Donald Trump announced that the United States formally be aware of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The decision prompted swift condemnation from all the globe, and as of Thursday afternoon, protests were underway in Palestinian-held areas.
Simply hours before the briefing, Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced that he would adapt oneself to from Congress, following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that dated go to his years as a comedian. Another Democrat, Rep. John Conyers, Mich., also released earlier this week in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed multiple late aides.
Following the briefing, the president scheduled to meet with congressional bosses from both parties at the White House to discuss an end-of-year spending reckoning that must be passed later this month in order to slow a government shutdown. Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer, N.Y. and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Calif., are both supposed to attend.