Sen. Johnny Isaacon (R-Ga.) Said this week he is worried that the partial closure of the government could affect the Super Bowl next month to be held in Atlanta. business "because of a shortage of staff from the Transportation Security Agency who work unpaid on the background of the exclusion that entered the 26th day on Wednesday
" We have a Super Bowl that comes to Atlanta, Georgia, in about three weeks. The biggest tourist event in the world this year, Isaacson said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"What if the biggest airport in the world that will lead people to the biggest football match in the world will continue to work because the TSA strikes?" He continued, "then you just cost millions of dollars to the United the United States, my hometown of Atlanta and others. "
The Super Bowl, the championship for the National Football League, will be held in the Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3.
The federal government has been partially closed since December 22 , starting on the backdrop of the impasse between President Trump and lawmakers from Trump's request for billions of dollars to finance the US-Mexican border
Trump and Republicans have since contradicted the Democrats who promised not to approve any funding for a border wall. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has already felt the consequences of closure. Earlier this week, airport passengers were greeted with security guards that took more than an hour to navigate.