Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us why the Republicannots want to shut down the gubmint this time:
Yup, because Team Evil wants to kill its constituents.
“Conservatives on both sides of the Capitol are privately plotting to force a government shutdown Friday in an effort to defund the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on the private sector.
“Capitalizing on a last-minute scramble to fund the government, a group of Senate conservatives is planning to object to quick consideration of a stopgap measure to extend funding into early 2022 unless Democratic leaders agree to deny money to enforce the mandate. Because of the tight schedule — and Senate rules that require unanimous consent to move quickly — the senators believe they’ll be able to drag out the process well past midnight Friday, when funding officially expires.
“The strategy, if it holds, means the government will likely shut down for several days — even if appropriators strike a bipartisan agreement to extend funding by the end of today.”
Shutting down the gubmint at the holidays is becoming a thing for these mooks. What’s new is that they are doing it to fight Vaccine Mandates. Now let’s also remember that they want their Lord and Savior Hair Füror to get 1000% credit for the vaccines which they also refuse to take, so everything is perfectly normal.
LET’S PLAY THIS OUT: The strategy,if it holds, means the government will likely shut down for several days — even if appropriators strike a bipartisan agreement to extend funding by the end of today. A Senate Democratic leadership staffer told Playbook that without an agreement to truncate the timeline, the Senate would need at least five days to process the continuing resolution. That would mean a brief shutdown ending Sunday at the earliest, but possibly dragging into next week if a deal isn’t reached today.
The reason for the delay: The Senate can’t begin the process of voting until the CR passes the House — and the House can’t pass the CR until a deal is agreed to.
The Senate rules are again giving bad-faith players all the power. Remember that as your flight is cancelled and the weather service cannot tell you if you’re about to be snowed in.