After the Senate Democrats caved to their Republican counterparts on Monday and voted in favor of funding the government, many, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), proved that they appeared to have gotten nothing in return reports The Independent Journal Review.
Shultz spoke with CNN on Monday and was asked repeatedly what exactly Democrats got out of the agreement to fund the government, giving away their small leverage and her answer stuns the host.
First, Wasserman Schultz tries her best to avoid the question about whether or not Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer turned caved for the deal and instead insisted the shutdown was President Donald Trump’s fault:
“’We have been dealing with this Trump shutdown because of the complete ineptitude of this president and the Republican leadership. … We are still kicking the can down the road because Republicans simply won’t come to the table and negotiate with Democrats,’ said Schultz.”
But the CNN host, Brooke Baldwin, was not going to let her off that easy and tries again asking, “What one thing can you point out that the Democrats, that Leader Schumer, what one thing did he get from Republicans to justify shutting down the government in the first place?”
Finally Schultz caves in herself and says:
“The one thing I would say that he did get is the potential for momentum,” Schultz replied. “And I’m certainly hopeful that that’s what occurs.”
Then Baldwin points out how dubious that statement is when she says,” I’m still hung up though, and I know Americans are listening. Potential for momentum, was that really worth shutting the government down for?”
Then Schultz goes on the typical Democrat rant and answer which is that it was the Republicans fault that this shutdown happened because they control the House, Senate, and the White House so they could have done whatever they wanted, when in actuality, they know that’s not how the voting works.
Schultz is giving the same old answer that every other Democrat is giving the press and pretending like they didn’t have a hand in helping to shut down the government. It’s shameful and just so annoying to watch.