Over the weekend, in an attempt to distract from an explosive release of a FISA abuse memo produced by the House Intelligence Committee that reportedly details FBI and DOJ fraud and abuse under the Obama administration, Senate Democrats decided to block a funding bill with demands to provide amnesty for illegal immigrants, causing a government shutdown.
The weekend was brutal for Senate Democrats and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, after Americans found out that they were willing to block funding for our military personnel to be paid, among other government functions, in order to protect illegal aliens.
A website called #SchumerShutdown was set up, while the same term started trending on social media. The White House voicemail started informing callers "Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because Congressional Democrats are holding government funding—including funding for our troops and other national security priorities—hostage to an unrelated immigration debate. Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down."
The horrid optics and backlash from putting illegal immigrants above our troops and American citizens forced Senate Democrats to cave on Monday, resulting in the end of what could be one of the shortest government shut downs in recent memory. The underlying reason Senate Democrats forced the initial shutdown wasn't really about the so-called "Dreamers," but in reality was their utter panic to do anything at all to prevent the FISA abuse memo and other damaging revelations from dominating the headlines.
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