The current government shutdown has already made Democrats look petty and vindictive but it could actually get worse. Trump’s CFPB appointee Mick Mulvaney is now claiming there are some Democrats who want the shutdown to last until Trump’s first state of the union address on January 30th.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Mick Mulvaney: Some Democrats want the shutdown to last until Trump’s State of the Union
White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday there’s a chance the shutdown could end Monday or Senate Democrats will ensure the federal government remains closed until President Trump is due to deliver his first State of the Union.
“I really do believe that at heart here there was an interest by some folks in the Democratic Party to deny the president sort of the victory lap of the anniversary of his inauguration, the chance to talk about that success of the tax bill, success with the economy and jobs,” Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday.” “And I think if they get over that, there’s a chance this thing gets done before 9 a.m. on Monday.”
“There are other Democrats who want to see the president give the State of the Union during the shutdown,” he said, ahead of the address scheduled for Jan. 30.
Mulvaney insisted Trump wanted to resolve issues with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying a fix could be agreed upon in three weeks.
Can you even imagine the media’s reaction of Republicans had done this to Obama in 2010?