Senate Republicans Pranked Chuck Schumer With A Perfect Shutdown Souvenir..
The same way that you can blame a lawnmower if you have a freshly cut lawn, you can blame Chuck Schumer for the shutdown of the government.
He kept railing people about attaching DACA to a budget bill which made absolutely no sense because the time limit as far as the law is concerned with DACA wasn’t even up for another several week anyway.
Senate Democrats, under the guidance of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, refused to pass a short-term spending bill Friday, forcing the federal government into a partial shutdown.
The main issue was the Democrats’ demand that a legislative fix for the illegal immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program be included, despite such legislation not even existing and the fact that it had nothing to do with the funding bill.
Schumer and his Democrat colleagues finally caved on Monday and voted in favor of reopening the government on little more than a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that DACA legislation would be up for debate over the next few weeks.
In other words, they got absolutely nothing.
According to the Independent Journal Review, that turn of events prompted the National Republican Senatorial Committee to have a little bit of fun at the expense of their counterparts.
— Katie Martin (@KtMartin17) January 23, 2018
That little bit of fun involved trolling Senate Democrats by handing out freshly made-in-America t-shirts which read, “I shut down the government and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”
A press release from the NRSC stated, “Senate Democrats wasted the entire country’s time with the pointless Schumer Shutdown, jeopardizing national security and delaying an extension of health insurance for 8.9 million children, while gaining absolutely nothing in return, other than a headache and bad press.”
“The NRSC decided to get Senate Dems a little something to remember the Schumer Shutdown by so they won’t walk away totally empty-handed,” the release continued.
“The NRSC will be giving a Schumer Shutdown t-shirt, manufactured right here in the U.S.A. as our economy continues to boom under GOP leadership, to each member of the Senate Democratic Caucus so that they won’t forget what happens when they shut down the federal government for no reason and with no endgame in mind.”
According to The Washington Free Beacon, NRSC communications director Katie Martin had fun distributing the T-shirts to the offices of several prominent Senate Democrats.