A few years ago Senator Chuck Schumer had a different take on shutting down the government to score political points – he didn’t want Republicans to do it.
Responding to GOP efforts to delay a spending bill over the need to defund Obamacare, “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer in 2013 compared Republicans shutting down the government to a burglar demanding your house.
“Basically, it’s sort of 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,” Schumer told ABC This Week’s George Stephanopolous.
“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.”
Fast-forward to 2018, and the Senate Minority Leader is holding the government hostage if Republicans don’t cave to his Dreamer amnesty demands.