People react to the government shutdown at the Boise Airport

Posted at 4:02 PM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 18:02:52-05

BOISE — The partial shutdown of the United States government continues with no end in sight as President Trump's administration and the democrats feud over the proposed border wall.

At the Boise Airport on Christmas Eve TSA agents work through the shutdown, however they do not know when they will receive their next paycheck.

"It's kind of odd that we shutdown the government for border security and the part we shutdown is security," said Brian Schutler who resides in Idaho City.

Other people we talked to at the airport support the President's border wall that created a stalemate in the government that initiated the shutdown Satuday night at midnight.

"I'm in agreement of putting a wall up and our border security for our country," said Darrell Drennon of Meridian.

The TSA agents at Boise showed no signs of being down in the dumps during they holidays while working for no pay as they wished us Merry Christmas and continued to work with a smile on their face.

Those agents will eventually get paid, however, if money is tight because of the holidays it could make a difficult start of the new year if this shutdown doesn't get resolved.

"Personally I do fell for them," said Schutler. "I'm sure it is a struggle and I wish them a Merry Christmas and hope it works out for them."

Both sides that we talked to hope the shutdown ends soon, but reports say that the shutdown might not be resolved before the end of 2018.

The shutdown has had no affect on the airmen at Mountain Home, the Department of Defense budget has already been approved.