FLASHBACK: Congressional Democrats Blasted Shutting Down the Government in 2013. Now they voted for it. FLASHBACK: Congressional Democrats Blasted Shutting Down the Government in 2013. Now they voted for it. – NTK Network

FLASHBACK: Congressional Democrats Blasted Shutting Down the Government in 2013. Now they voted for it.

Here is what some vulnerable Congressional Democrats said about shutting down the government in 2013.

By NTK Staff | 01.21.2018 @1:58pm
FLASHBACK: Congressional Democrats Blasted Shutting Down the Government in 2013. Now they voted for it.

The United States government has been shutdown for almost two days now because Democrats opposed a continuing resolution that would have kept the federal government funded through mid-February while funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

Here are what some Congressional Democrats who are in tight races for reelection in 2018 said about shutting down the government back in 2013.

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) during an interview in 2013 said that a government shutdown would had damaged the American economy and hurt the country’s standing in the world, while also possibly having a negative consequences on the global economy.

Later in the interview, Kildee said that he thought it would be less likely that Congress would shutdown the government in the future.

“Our system of government was designed to try and work out differences that we hold but without ever threating the very essence of government or of our economic system to do that,” Kildee said in 2013.

Rep. Dennis Heck (D-WA) said in 2013 that real people are the ones that feel the consequences of a government shutdown.

Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) highlighted the negative impact a government shutdown would have on the residents of his congressional district:

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) blasted the government shutdown in 2013 over how it had negatively impacted children in his district:

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) demanded that Congress pass a continuing resolution in 2013 after telling a story about how the government shutdown had negatively impacted one of his constituents:

Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) told Congress that the American people were fed up with Congress’ “shenanigans” and that they wanted Congress to do its job. Bera also highlighted how a shutdown would negatively impact the American military and veterans:

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) called a government shutdown “irresponsible”:

All of the Congressional Democrats listed above voted against a funding bill that would have averted a government shutdown, despite knowing full well the negative impact it would have on the American people.

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