Rep. said. Chip Roy (R-TX) blamed the possible impending government shutdown to the President Joe BidenSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and the Democratic Party in a House speech on Tuesday.
“My colleagues on the other side of the aisle are talking about unfunded mandates. Let’s talk about unfunded mandates,” Roy declared in his speech:
Let’s talk about mandates in the form of vaccine mandates and mask mandates and all the mandates during the Covid era that shut down the greatest economy this world has ever known.
My colleagues across the aisle complain about the shutdown, but they are the masters of the shutdown. They shut down and stopped the great American economy resulting in exactly what you’re experiencing now, the feeling of the American people, in terms of inflation, in terms of not being able to buy houses, not being able to pay of fuel, inability to pay power . Those are the mandates that the American people care about. Those are the unfunded mandates that are killing their lives today at home. That is the simple truth.
Roy continued, “My colleagues are talking about the government and what it might cost if there is a government shutdown, Saturday,” before arguing:
Let’s be clear. If there is a shutdown on Saturday, it will be because President Biden, Chuck Schumer, my Democratic colleagues would rather shut down the United States government than close the United States border and protect the American people. That is the simple truth. That’s how Saturday’s closing result will play out.
And they regret what the effect on the government could be and that is because they have a government, the American people have a government on auto-pilot! We have a government that is so big, and funded by mandatory spending, and it’s on auto-pilot that you can’t stop it! And Americans are asking, ‘Why?’ Americans are asking, ‘What can you do about it?’ and I will give you an answer. My Democratic colleagues want more of the same. That’s why our Democratic leadership in the United States Senate has introduced a continuing resolution on the Senate floor today at the last hour that will continue the status quo, will continue to fund the government, exactly as it was funded last December to the obscene levels of the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill.
Democrats, meanwhile, blamed Republicans for the impending shutdown.
After Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) claimed Tuesday that Republicans “do not want” a government shutdown and that they are “talking in good faith,” Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) read a series of quotes from Republicans welcoming such a shutdown.
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