Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

Harry Reid’s government shutdown hostage countdown showdown

Harry Reid almost never allows up or down votes on Republican agenda legislation coming out of the House.  He has taken the Senate hostage.

A good example is the House Continuing Resolution which Reid would not allow to come up for a vote until Obamacare defunding was stripped out. He could have allowed a vote on the entire bill — which Ted Cruz said would have satisfied him — but Reid held the nation hostage.

The only mechanism for the House to effect any meaningful change — or even to get a vote on it – comes at times of budget/debt deadlines.  Even then, it’s limited because Reid backed by Obama knows that the media will play a deadlock as Republicans wanting to shut down government.

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