Democrats don’t seem to care about optics or rules. They change the rules when it suits them and then complain when Republicans use their rule changes. The so-called Nuclear option is an excellent example. During the time when they were in the majority they used every gimmick to get what they wanted. Anything Republicans did, like allow a budget related government shutdown, was villainized.
But now they are no longer in the majority and they are ready to use budget shutdown tactics.
“SCHUMER THREATENS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER BORDER WALL”
After Democratic lawmakers’ years of shrieking and televised temper tantrums over how shutting down the federal government somehow approximates treason, Democrats have suddenly embraced the tactic in their quest to keep the nation’s borders wide open for Muslim terrorists and illegal aliens.
Democrats are threatening to force a shut-down of the government after it runs out of operating funds after April 28.
Outnumbered in both houses of Congress, and facing a Republican in the White House for the first time in eight years, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats say they will oppose efforts to finance President Trump’s planned border wall in spending legislation needed to keep the government open for business. Adding favored projects to must-pass spending bills, instead of dealing with the projects as freestanding legislation outside the budget process, is a time-honored way of getting things done in Congress. Both parties do it when in the majority.
But Schumer is now a professional obstructionist committed to undermining the Trump administration so at long last he sees things differently.”
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