Shame, Shame on the Schumer Shutdown

Wilsonville, OR – Oregon Republican Party Spokesman, Kevin Hoar released the following statement this evening regarding the Democrat Senate Leader Schumer-instigated government shutdown:

PLACEHOLDER IMAGE “The rhetoric coming from Senator Schumer & Co. in D.C. may be confusing, so here’s what you need to know. A bill to keep the government opened passed the House on Friday. Senator Schumer blocked it anyway, because in the Senate 60 votes are needed to pass government funding. Therefore, we have the government shutdown - the #SchumerShutdown.

Nearly every major media outlet reported this one correctly, with last night’s headlines making it clear that “Senate Democrats” "Filibustered A Stopgap Funding Bill", “Derail Bill To Avert Shutdown,” and “Block GOP Funding Plan.” The only ones who don’t get this are Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer and his fellow Democrat spinmeisters, including Oregon’s Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. As leader and mastermind of it all, it is aptly called the #SchumerShutdown

Democrats are still peddling a false narrative that Republicans can keep the government running on their own. It's a ruse to dupe the public into believing Schumer, Wyden, and Merkley aren't actually doing what they are doing. So, what are they doing? There was nothing in the Continuing Resolution spending bill that Democrats truly oppose. They just wanted to hold funding the government hostage in order to force one-sided, sweeping changes to our immigration system, which has nothing to do with funding the government and is no reason to fail to pay our troops or fund children's healthcare. In 2013 Chuck Schumer said shutting down the government to force changes to immigration policy would be "Government Chaos" and is not justified. We agree.

We shouldn’t be surprised. These Democrat Leaders vowed to resist and obstruct everything the voters elected President Trump to do. This is just a continuation of the same political strategy they’ve been pursuing all year long. Schumer’s pleas for compromise have all been proven phony. They engage in one cruel ruse after another to confuse voters and sabotage any accomplishment. It’s getting old and it's hurting the country. The #SchumerShutdown is making this apparent to all Americans."

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

Friday 01/20/18 – 9:00 PM PT
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