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Did Schumer Just Hint He’ll Shut Down Government if the GOP Fully Funds the Military?

Chuck Schumer has been quiet since the fallout from his January government shutdown, but he spoke up amid reports the GOP will fully fund defense in the next continuing resolution.

By NTK Staff | 02.06.2018 @9:00am
Did Schumer Just Hint He’ll Shut Down Government if the GOP Fully Funds the Military?

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) took another step toward a political cliff on Monday when he suggested Democrats will vote to shut down the government if the House GOP fully funds the military.

The Hill reported:

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is warning that a plan by House GOP to attach a full year of defense funding to a short-term bill for the rest of the government is a non-starter in the Senate.

“Sending a cromnibus to the Senate, one that just funded defense and cut programs crucial to the middle class, would be barreling head-first into a dead-end,” he said.

By “dead-end,” Schumer seems to mean another Senate Democratic caucus vote to shut down the government, less than one month after Schumer fell on his face over the first shutdown of 2018.

While the last shutdown, over so-called “Dreamers” and the immigration fight, was fraught enough for Schumer, it seems voting against funding for America’s defense and its military will be an even more politically-perilous venture for the Senate’s lead Democrat.

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