California Democrat Dianne Feinstein is being a little melodramatic over the government shutdown. Why do Democrats always claim that people will die when things don’t go their way?
The Washington Examiner reports:
Dianne Feinstein flips her position on shutdown for second time in one day: ‘People will die’
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., cautioned Thursday that “people die, accidents happen” when the government shuts down, as it is poised to partially shut down Friday night if Congress doesn’t pass a government spending bill. It was her second shift in position on the bill in just one day.
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen,” Feinstein told CNN. “You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease. There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
Feinstein told CNN she hadn’t yet decided whether she will vote for the short-term spending bill unveiled by congressional Republicans earlier this week. The stopgap measure funds the government until Feb. 16 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.
“I don’t know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?” the California Democrat said.
If it was really so important to keep the government open, why didn’t Feinstein urge her fellow party members to work with Republicans?