Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) demolished the Republican hopes that Democrats will be blamed if there is a government shutdown.
Sen. Coons said, “Republicans control the White House, the Senate, and the House. We’re a committee that are supposed to decide how we’re going to apportion the taxpayer revenue we receive in order to meet the needs of any of the American people. If you think about how many unmet needs there are that are not resolved, long overdue children’s health insurance program. Community health centers. Fires waging across the west. Status of dreamers. Response to — I was going to say, I’m out of fingers. This is no way to run a railroad. It’s certainly no way to run a government. If there’s a shutdown, I think it can only reflect poorly on the party in control of the Congress.”
Coons spoke the truth. The American people aren’t as stupid as Republicans think that they are. They know who is in control of the government. It doesn’t help the Republican cause that their own president has been clamoring for a shutdown because he thinks Democrats will be blamed and he can force them into paying for his border wall.
If Republicans think that they have problems now, all they have to do is shut down the government over the holidays, and all hell will come down on them.