Democrats are now threatening to shut the government down if Congress tries to defund Planned Parenthood or puts money it to pay for a border wall:
WASHINGTON TIMES – Senate Democrats said Monday that they will block any spending bill that includes money for President Trump’s border wall, even if it leads to a government shutdown, saying it’s up to Republicans to resist touchy issues in the looming spending debate.
In a letter led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, top Democrats also said they will insist that bills allow Planned Parenthood to collect taxpayer money.
But though Democrats are in the minority and would have to filibuster to block the bills, they insisted it’s Republicans who will be blamed for a government shutdown.
“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,” the Democrats said in a letter to top Republicans.
The government is currently funded through April 28 under a bill that continues 2016 levels. But unless more money is approved, basic non-essential government operations will have to cease after April 28.
I’m sure the media will blame Democrats just like they blamed Republicans in 2013 when the government shutdown occurred.
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