Remember that one time when Republicans “shut down” the federal government in the fall of 2013 and how Democrats threw a total fit about it?
They consistently use that particular incident as a means of shaming and bad-mouthing the GOP whenever convenient, despite the fact it wasn’t really a shutdown anyway.
Well, the left is once again proving they own the corner market on hypocrisy by threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get what they want.
Do these people live on a different planet or do they really not see what they’re doing here?
The Daily Caller is reporting, Senate Democrats cautioned Monday that any attempt to not fund Planned Parenthood or fund a border wall would result in a shutdown of the government.
The move by Democrats sets up a potential battle between the White House and members in Congress who oppose President Trump’s border security plan and hope to torpedo it.
“If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall, or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
“You know as well as I do the threshold for legislation is not 51,” South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott told Bloomberg News Monday, implying that all 52 Senate Republicans will need to find eight Democrats to cross the aisle to move any legislation forward for a final vote.
One source familiar with the administration’s plans told Axios last Monday that Republicans could also attach the wall funding to the bill that funds the military.
If Democrats decide to block cash for the wall — if Trump attaches it to funding for the military — they would also be blocking funds for our troops, a move that could prove to be campaign fodder against the left come 2018, so it might not be the smartest move in the book.
But then, we’re talking about Democrats here.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]