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Kind wants shutdown to end soon, claims talk show hosts are controlling Trump



Cong. Ron Kind speaks about his goals for the new session at a La Crosse Airport news conference

La Crosse Congressman Ron Kind is hopeful that the government shutdown can end soon, but he argues that Congress and the president need to work together. 

Democrat Kind met with reporters at the La Crosse Airport this morning, shortly before he took a flight back to Washington.

Kind spoke about TSA screeners at the airport, who are continuing on the job but have not gotten a paycheck in recent weeks.

Kind charged that influential conservatives in the media, specifically Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, are controlling the government through President Trump. 

The Congressman says the Democratic-controlled House approved a spending bill that Trump had indicated he would sign. 

But the president changed his mind, and Kind believes that happened under pressure from Hannity, Limbaugh, and others in the media.

Kind said his priorities for the new session include reducing the costs of health care, and helping Midwestern farmers. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Rick Hamiton

    January 9, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Cukoo for Coconuts…..Ron just gave away the gain in credibility he gained when he did not vote for Pelosi…. right back where he was.

  2. Mike Sladky

    January 9, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Talk show hosts running the country: you must be joking, really.

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