Democrats got what they wanted and shut down our government in what is now being labeled the “Schumer Shutdown.”
Last night the Senate voted 50-49 on the budget, 10 short of what was needed to pass it, and leading to a shutdown all because Democrats wanted their liberal immigration demands met. So here we are with the Schumer Shutdown, all in the name of immigration! Which ironically, is something Schumer spoke out against just a few years back.
According to a report by Washington Examiner,
In 2013, Republicans sought changes to Obamacare in the shutdown fight and were accused of hurting people by refusing to budge during the 16-day closure. In the 2018 shutdown fight, Democrats are seeking protection for some 700,000 illegal immigrants granted protection by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Schumer is quoted as saying back in 2013:
“The basic line is: No matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn’t hold millions of people hostage. That’s what the other side is doing. That’s wrong and we can’t give in to that.”
Schumer, the Senate minority leader, summed up the arguments in both battles nicely in this 2013 quote that also previewed the current fight, telling ABC:
“[Former House] Speaker [John] Boehner comes in and he says, basically, it’s sorta like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage, and then says ‘Let’s negotiate over the price of your house.’ You know, we could do the same thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say, ‘We’re shutting down the government, we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling, until you pass immigration reform.’ It would be governmental chaos.” Video Below.
Watch the video below.
Schumer can’t seem to check his hypocrisy at the door!
The Democrats battle cry is “you control the House, the Senate and the White House. It’s the Republican’s fault.” The truth is, a 60 vote minimum is required in the Senate and the there are only 48 Republican’s. Once again, simple math has escaped the Democrats and their battle cry is non-sense. Therefore, the “Shumer Shutdown”, is in full swing and Governmental chaos is exactly what Schumer is after. The Democrats prefer to protect illegals and their votes over what is best for our Military and our children.
Call Schumer’s office and tell him to STOP protecting his votes through illegals and PROTECT our military and CHIPS. To contact Schumer click HERE. Tell his office to END the “Shumer Shutdown”.