Sen. Bernie Sanders denies ever advocating for the active pursuit of shutting down the government if Democrats didn’t get the deal they wanted in 2013 and says so on live national TV, reports The Independent Journal Review.
When the government shut down officially at midnight on Saturday morning many Democrats ran at the chance to blame Republicans for the shut down because of their unwillingness to allow some 800,000 illegal aliens to just be given amnesty into the U.S.
Since then, a lot of new organizations and Republicans are taking a look to the past at how Democrats had either condemned or promoted the idea of a government shutdown back in 2013.
Sanders went on MSNBC to talk about the government shutdown where they showed a clip of Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, reading an excerpt of what Bernie Sanders said on the Senate floor in Sept. 2013.
“What they are saying to the American people tonight is: ‘Well, maybe we lost the presidential election. Maybe we lost seats in the Senate, lost seats in the House. It doesn’t matter. We can now bring the government to a shutdown, throw some 800,000 hard-working Americans out on the street. And we are gonna get our way no matter what.’ is what Mulvaney said during a White House Press Conference last week.”
Sanders immediately says that the quote “doesn’t sound like- I don’t recall saying anything like that.”
House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also came under fire for being a hypocrite when Rep. Bradley Bryne (R-AL) brought a big poster of Schumer’s quote from 2013, which said, “a [government shutdown] is the politics of idiocy, of confrontation, of paralysis.”
Democrats objected to this poster used by @RepByrne featuring an old quote from @SenSchumer during the last shutdown. So now the House is voting on whether it abides by chamber rules. (Really.) pic.twitter.com/VPWDD03muY
— Cristina Marcos (@cimarcos) January 20, 2018
Then Fox News caught him contradicting himself about immigration in 2009:
.@SenSchumer in 2009: “People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the U.S. legally.” pic.twitter.com/3BefWj7ERe
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 21, 2018
That is an interesting statement to say when he now is fighting for 800,000 illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. just because their parents brought them here illegally. Democrats have a problem sticking to any kind of moral backbone and looks as though they will do anything as long as it’s going against the Republicans.
Check out the video above that proves Sanders is lying.