Tell us, diane, which is more important, people dying or securing voters for your party? Since ALL “essential” services, more than 90% of the gov’t, remain open when the gov’t “shuts down” please inform us from what are people going to die? More, please inform us HOW the gov’t is preventing those people from dying now. There is but one thing to say to this woman, nay two, you, ma’am are a liar and you ma’am are an idiot.
Dianne Feinstein flips her position on shutdown for second time in one day: ‘People will die’
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen,” Feinstein told CNN. “You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease. There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
Feinstein told CNN she hadn’t yet decided whether she will vote for the short-term spending bill unveiled by congressional Republicans earlier this week. The stopgap measure funds the government until Feb. 16 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.
“I don’t know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?” the California Democrat said.
But Feinstein’s uncertainty about whether she’ll back the legislation stands in contrast to a statement her office issued earlier Thursday stating Feinstein is opposed to the bill.
“I said in December that I wouldn’t vote for a CR without the Dream Act, and I won’t do so now,” she said in a statement.
That itself was a change from how Feinstein sounded on Wednesday, when she said she would vote for a continuing resolution if it was necessary.
The government spending bill from Republican leadership does not include a measure to address Dreamers, as Senate Democrats had pushed for it to.
Democrats have signaled they have enough votes to block the short-term spending bill from passing, making the possibility of partial government shutdown more likely.