President Obama will hold a series of events in the coming days to highlight the consequences of the government shutdown.
The events will hammer home the White House’s argument that it is Republicans who are preventing the government from reopening, White House aides say. They will also portray Speaker John Boehner R-Ohio as unwilling to buck a “faction” of the Republican caucus.
On Thursday, the president will appear at a local construction company that has benefited from federal loans. While there, he will highlight the real-world consequences of a shutdown, while casting blame for the crisis at the feet of House leadership.