Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer appeared on State of the Union and accused Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner of pursuing a “reckless” path by allowing talks of a possible government shutdown to persist. With the Democrats and Republicans still in disagreement over how much should be cut from the federal budget, it seems like the battle over the budget is not going to be resolved easily and it won’t be pretty.
Schumer predicted “unfortunately Speaker Boehner seems to be on a course that would inevitably lead to a shutdown.” Instead, Schumer was in favor of a short-term resolution that would give everyone more time to negotiate a middle ground between the president’s budget and the much deeper cuts approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday, which some Democrats are labeling as so severe to be “draconian,” while some Republicans still think don’t go far enough.
Watch the clip from CNN below:
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