Chairwoman McDaniel: Democrats Are Holding Our Country Hostage
CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: Well, we’ve got to keep messaging and do the math for the voters because I think the Democrats have been very dishonest, saying ‘Oh, Republicans have the Senate and the House and the White House.’ The reality is, as you know, Brian, it takes 60 votes in the Senate to get this budget passed. We only have 51 Republican Senators. The total number of Democrats that voted to shut this government down was 230. The total number of Republicans that voted to keep this government going was 269. So, Democrats are holding our country hostage on an issue that Republicans have said we’re willing to negotiate on, just give us 30 days. It’s very reasonable. So we’re going to keep pushing the #SchumerShutdown and we’re going to be out all over media, I was just on the radio in Wisconsin and Ohio, and we’re going to keep pushing that message.
Chairwoman McDaniel: Our Military Service Men And Women Deserve Better Than This
BRIAN KILMEADE: And guess who’s paying the price. TSA are working for free, the military are working for free, the post office are working for free, firefighters are working for free. Saying, people are finding out they’re so unessential they’re told to stay home. So this is, I’m wondering when Saturday is going to break in here.
CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: Well I think it’s going to take the voters reaching out to their senators and talking to them about going and starting this government up. I mean first of all, our military service men and women deserve better than this. They’re not getting a paycheck right now, there’s no death benefits. I saw Sean Duffy on today, he said he has a service member in his state who was about to close on a home and he can’t do that because he’s not getting a paycheck. It’s disrupting people’s lives over something that Republicans have said we’re willing to come talk about with Democrats, just give us 30 days. There was no deadline here and the Democrats have made this such an issue and have hurt our government, they’re hurting the American people, they’re hurting children who are benefiting from the Children’s Health Insurance Program, 9 million children, and they’re stalling this government out.
Budget and Spending Government Shutdown