[VIDEO] Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat from Illinois, gets called to account for the Democrat position or lack thereof, that has caused the government shutdown. George Stephanopoulos interviewed Durbin on Sunday’s ABC’s “This Week.” The Senator gets to view a Senator Chuck Schumer sound bite from 2013 when dueling with the GOP over a government shutdown. Are the Democrats hell-bent on causing chaos?
As Written and Reported By Frank Camp for the Daily Wire:
When Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) appeared on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos asked him point blank if it was appropriate to “hold the government hostage.”
Following that question, Stephanopoulos played a clip from 2013 in which Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) castigated Republicans over the government shutdown:
SCHUMER: It’s sort of like this. Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage, and then says: “Let’s negotiate over the price of your house.” You know, we could do the same thing on immigration. We believe strongly in immigration reform. We could say: “We’re shutting down the government; we’re not gonna raise the debt ceiling until you pass immigration reform.” It would be governmental chaos.
Stephanopoulos then asked Durbin: “So aren’t you all creating chaos now?”
George, you’ve got to concede one thing, and that is the Republicans are in control of this government. They control the White House; they control the Senate; they control the House; by nominations sent to the court, the basically control the Supreme Court. We are in a minority position. The Republicans control what comes to the floor in both the House and the Senate. In the Senate though – with the 60 vote margin – there’s a need for …….
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