Democrats have been threatening all this week to shut down the government if Republicans do not agree to their conditions about DACA recipients, even though they all publicly criticized the move back in 2013 reports The Daily Caller.
A new video from America Rising PAC shows a number of different head Democrats back in 2013 like Senators Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, and Kristen Gillibrand all saying that it is shameful that Republicans would use a government shutdown when their terms are not met.
“We want to negotiate without a gun to our head,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said at the time. “It’s sort of like this: someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage, and then says, ‘let’s negotiate on the price of your house.’”
“We could do the same thing on immigration,” Schumer continued, a somewhat eerie statement given the current situation in Congress. “We believe strongly in immigration reform–we could say we’re shutting down the government, we’re not going to raise the debt ceiling until you pass immigration reform.”
Most notably though, the now House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi is urging all Democrats to vote against a short-term funding measure today that does not include the immigration reform they want. In 2013 though, she was singing a different tune and said she was disgusted by such tactics.
“I join the American people in their disgust about what happened, in terms of the shutdown of government,” Pelosi said. “That’s an unthinkable tactic to use.”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said in 2013 that it is “a tantrum, it’s a tea party tantrum, you either give me my way or we’re going to shut down the government.”
Hmm, sounds a lot like what is happening today with Democrats starting their own tantrum.
Then the video shows a brief clip of Bernie Sanders having the gall to say in a recent interview just last year showing him getting upset for the host insinuating that Democrats are trying to shut down the government. This video just perfectly displays what hypocrites the Democrats are.
If Democrats succeed in shutting down the government, these quotes will nail them. The American people will know they are just playing political games and hold them accountable. Their government shutdown strategy is doomed to failure.