Guess which top Senate Dem said it would be ‘chaos’ to shut down government over immigration in 2013?

Democrat Schumer praises radical Islamic CAIR
Democrat Schumer praises radical Islamic CAIR

Scratch a liberal, find a hypocrite.  Democrats are calling the latest government shutdown the #TrumpShutdown, while Republicans — including the White House — are calling it the #SchumerShutdown.

Early Saturday morning Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement that read:

Senate Democrats own the ‘Schumer Shutdown.’ This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators. When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, who led the negotiations for his party, argued:

Every American knows the Republican Party controls the White House, the Senate, the House. It’s their job to keep the government open. There is no one — no one — who deserves the blame for the position we find ourselves in more than President Trump.

It’s a fatuous argument but not quite as silly as the reason that the government underwent a partial shutdown at 12:16 a.m., and that was that the two sides couldn’t agree on legislation that will extend protections for the 800,000 illegal immigrants known euphemistically as “DREAMers.”

As it turns out, there was a very prominent Democrat who argued in 2013 that shutting down the government over amnesty would lead to “governmental chaos.” His name? Chuck Schumer.

“It would be governmental chaos,” he said.

Are you surprised?  We’re not…

More here, including video of the comments he made while a guest on ABC’s “This Week.”

H/T Ben Bowles, Liberty Unyielding

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