I see that Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., asked if Democrats are “going to shut down the government because they don’t want to keep America safe?”

Perhaps Mr. Scalise has forgotten that his party is in control of both houses, and that Democrats are not in a position to have any effect on what his party does.

In my opinion, it can be useful to pay attention to what the actual situation is and is not.

Sue Flaster

Chapel Street

Charleston