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Bernie Denied This Quote Slamming A Gov. Shutdown Was Him, So We Found Video

- January 19, 2018

"That Doesn't Sound Like [Me]" A Blundering Bernie Bellowed

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NBC'S ALI VELSHI: "Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney was a Congressman as you remember last time there was a government shutdown in 2013. He named you this morning when he was talking about what you had to say then, let's listen." OMB DIRECTOR MICK MULVANEY (CLIP): "Bernie Sanders, one of my favorite. 'What they are saying' -- by the way, this was of me, back in 2013, of the group that was trying to figure out a way to force a debate on Obamacare repeal: 'What they are saying to the American people tonight is: Maybe we have lost the presidential election. Maybe we have lost seats in the Senate and the House…' -- this is Sanders talking in 2013 - '…It doesn't matter. We can now bring the government to a shutdown, throw some 800,000 hardworking Americans out on the street. We're going to get our way no matter what.' This is exactly what they accused Republicans of doing back in 2013. There is absolutely no reason to have to insert a DACA discussion, an immigration discussion, into the funding bill today." VELSHI: "Senator, your response." SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): "That doesn't sound like - I don't recall saying anything like that." (MSNBC's "Live," 1/19/18)

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SEN BERNIE SANDERS: "That this discussion is not about Obamacare at all. What this discussion, and what this debate, and what this conflict is about is that our Republican friends in the House are trying to annul the election that took place last November. Some of them were shocked that Obama won and that he won by 5 million votes. They haven't gotten over it. They were shocked that they lost two seats here in the Senate. They haven't gotten over that. Shocked they lost some seats in the House. And what they are saying to the American people tonight is: Well maybe we lost the Presidential election. Maybe we lost seats in the Senate and in the House. It doesn't matter. We can now bring the government to a shutdown, throw some 800,000 hard-working Americans out on the street, and we are going to get our way no matter what. And I think, Madame President, that is a horrendous precedent to be established for this body. And let's be clear. If we surrendered to that hostage-taking tonight, without a shadow of a doubt these guys would be back 2 weeks from today. And what they would say is: Here is our laundry list of demands. And if you don't give us what we want, we are going to bring down the financial system of the United States of America down, the world financial system down, and if it leads to a worldwide recession, well, that is the way it goes. But what is most important is we get our way and we don't care about the repercussions." (Bernie Sanders, Congressional Record, 09/30/2013)


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