Keeping the government running required 60 votes. 41 NO votes would result in a government shutdown.
44 Democrats voted no. Period. Government Shutdown.
Yes, 5 Republican also voted NO, but those NOs were over and above the Democrats 44 votes already. Technically only 4 Republicans voted NO. Majority Leader McConnell only voted NO in order to be able to bring it back up for a future vote.
The 44 Democrats, however, COULD HAVE (and did) shut down the government ALL BY THEMSELVES. #RepublicanControl ???
This isn't a matter of opinion. It's in the congressional record.
Now, for the facts. Why?
Only 5 Democrats supported this funding bill, but 45 Democrats voted in favor of the first such measure in September. Why not this time? Schumer. #DACA
There was nothing in the resolution that the Democrats objected to in any meaningful way. Why would they? After all, Republicans CAVED and gave Democrats every budgetary request they had.
So Clear Thinking Americans have to ask themselves, why did 44 Democrats vote NO on the continuing resolution? Unless they WANTED to shut down the government.
The idea that they voted against it because it didn't include DACA is beyond ridiculous. DACA deadline isn't until MARCH. DACA isn't even a budget item. It is a legislative problem. It isn't connected to funding the government. At all.
found @ 5764 likes ON 2018-01-21 04:32:35 BY ME.ME