Sen. Cruz: Democrats forcing partial government shutdown to appease their base

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UPDATED 9:57 AM PT — Friday, January 11, 2019

Senator Ted Cruz is blaming the partial government shutdown on — what he calls — the most radical and extreme members of the Democrat Party.

During an interview with the Daily Caller Friday, the Texas lawmaker said Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are being held captive by far-left Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

He claimed Democrats are filled with hatred and anger for President Trump and are politicizing the shutdown.

“It’s important to note, Schumer and Pelosi’s objection to the wall is not subsitive, it’s not based on policy,” he stated. “Schumer and most of the Democrats have voted previously for $40 billion, over $40 billion, in funding for border security and building a wall, they voted for it in the past — their problem is political.”

Senator Cruz went on to say Democrats are forcing a shutdown to appease their base.

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