RNC Chairwoman: Senate Democrats Chose to Shutdown the Government
CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: Let's do the math. You need 60 votes in the Senate to keep the government open. Republicans only have 51 Senators. We need Democrats to keep this government open. They made a decision to shut it down. This is their choice. Everyone wants to keep it open. They don't oppose anything in the bill. I know they don't oppose the children's health insurance program. I know they don't oppose funding our military. So why did they shut it down? Why not give 30 days to work on the issues that we can come to agreement on that everybody is saying we should agree on? So, I just don't understand why Democrats did this. The President is in Washington, D.C. focusing on fixing this problem.
Budget and Spending Government Shutdown