Reading straight from the Democrat talking points, CNN’s Jim Acosta and many others are peddling the false notion that Republicans can keep the government running on their own.
It takes 60 votes in the Senate. With only 51 Republican senators, Democrats are holding the government hostage and forcing a #SchumerShutdown.
JIM ACOSTA: At the beginning of this, you said this was the “Schumer Shutdown.” How can it be the “Schumer Shutdown” when Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate?
MICK MULVANEY: Come on, you know the answer as well as anybody. I mean, I have to laugh when people say that. “Oh, we control the House, the Senate, the White House. Why can't you get this done?” You know as well as anybody that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass an appropriations bill. Right? You know that.
ACOSTA: I know that.
MULVANEY: Okay, so when you only have 51 votes in the Senate, then you have to have Democrat support in order to keep the government, to fund the government. So that’s the answer to your question.
Budget and Spending Government Shutdown