What Happens In A Government Shutdown?

What Happens In A Government Shutdown?

"We are not going to weaponize it", Mulvaney said Friday.

Mulvaney was taking questions from reporters when Acosta pounced on the budget director's use of the term "Schumer Shutdown" to describe Democratic opposition to passing a short-term spending bill. "This president has worked really, really hard to prevent the shutdown".

"Sir, I think that's a debating point", Wallace interrupted.

"I think the vote this afternoon looks challenging to keep the government open", said Short. He claimed that the Obama administration "weaponized the shutdown in 2013".

Mulvaney, whose office is in charge of implementing the logistics of the shutdown, said on Sean Hannity's radio show on Friday that he thought it was "kind of cool" to find out he was the person who actually shuts down the federal government.

Senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. Senator Chuck Schumer is seen here speaking on the night of the shutdown

As the shutdown enters its second day, Mulvaney explained how the funding crisis is impacting those at home and overseas.

Then, the fast-talking South Carolina Republican downplayed the impact of a government shutdown, noting that critical government services would continue and Social Security benefits would be paid.

Mulvaney blamed the Democrats for engaging in "pure politics" while reiterating that they didn't get enough votes from them to pass a deal. "And that's not right", said Mulvaney.

"When Republicans tried to add a discussion about Obamacare to the funding process in 2013, we were accused by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer of inserting a non-fiscal - a non-financial - issue into the spending process in order to shut the government down", Mulvaney said.

"They were asking us to vote to fund Obamacare", Mulvaney complained.

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