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Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele says that the GOP is to blame for the government shutdown after lawmakers missed the deadline to pass a funding bill late Friday.
As usual, Morning Joe’s sidekick is lying. He is no Republican and never was – even when he was the RNC Chair – he was useless because he never accomplished anything.
Michael Dane Steele is a retired Colonel of the United States Army. He was a company commander in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment during the Somalia mission Operation Gothic Serpent, which resulted in the now famous book and movie Black Hawk Down, where he was portrayed by actor Jason Isaacs. He briefly appears in the documentary I Am an American Soldier.
He was investigated in conjunction with the murders of three unarmed Iraqis during Operation Iron Triangle. The four soldiers charged in the case testified that Steele had instructed them to “kill all military-age males. Steele denied giving such an order, and was formally reprimanded but not charged.
The reason was there are two standards – one for the citizens and one for the government officials. He joins the RNC and ends up being the chairman because he is black.
See what I mean, even now he can’t tell the truth.
“Despite the rhetorical effort to paste Democrats with ‘Schumer’s Shutdown’ and to redefine what constitutes majority control of the Senate (’60’? Really?), the fact remains that this shutdown rests at the feet of the GOP and it appears a majority of Americans agree,” Steele told Politico.
(Steele is trying to help out Morning Joe Scarborough who has lost it.)
Steele, who chaired the RNC from 2009-2011, before former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, called the shutdown “pitiful” and said it “certainly could have been avoided.”
The former Republican Party chief blamed President Trump for sinking a potential deal, saying Trump “wound up negotiating against himself by taking a potential agreement off the table.”
Democrats have sought to pin the shutdown on Trump, with Senate Democrats saying Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) were close to a deal on Friday but the president backed away from it.
Republicans, meanwhile, have blasted Democrats for insisting that a funding bill include a legislative fix for those affected by Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields certain immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.
(It seems the Schumer and his Democrats are voting against the American people by putting the DACA illegals on the bill and refused to vote for the bill unless they were included. It is called amnesty. How many amnesties have we been through with the Democrats to pull all of these illegals (which includes criminals) without any vetting. Besides Obama brought them in under an illegal executive order.)
Congressional leaders were scrambling on Saturday to figure out a plan to fund the government after the Senate defeated a House-passed stopgap spending measure late Friday, shortly before the shutdown took effect at midnight.
Steele can just add this on as another big lie – just like with the four soldiers.
Just a typical RINO – when he opens his mouth he is lying.