New America Rising PAC Video: “Governmental Chaos”
Far-left Congressional Democrats have been clear this year: they will push to shut down the government unless their ideological demands are met:
“And they are growing increasingly uneasy that liberal colleagues eyeing White House bids are demanding that any spending bill beyond a stopgap measure that expires on Jan. 19 include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.”
In America Rising PAC’s latest video, we contrast Democrats’ current shutdown brinksmanship with the statements of four prominent Democrats back in 2013. The hypocrisy could not be more glaring.
In 2013, Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and Kirstin Gillibrand were vehemently opposed to the idea of using a government shutdown to achieve ideological ends. In fact, in the ultimate about-face, Senator Schumer stated that if Democrats used immigration reform demands to shut down the government “it would be governmental chaos”:
“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.”
Since the 2016 election, the Democratic Party has moved to the extreme far-left. These flagrant examples of shutdown hypocrisy further stress the degree in which the Democratic Party has abandoned the mainstream.