Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP can’t accept they lost in 2012

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9:37 EDT
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DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz blamed Republicans early Tuesday morning for shutting down the government by attaching anti-Obamacare measures to an emergency spending bill.

“The government shutdown is an act of gross irresponsibility on the part of House Republicans who are unwilling to accept the fact that 11 months ago, their vision for the country was rejected by the majority of the American voters,” she said in a statement. “A faction of Tea Party extremists is calling the shots in the GOP and these Republicans apparently believe that their ideology is more important than the health of millions of Americans who go without medical coverage. And they apparently believe it’s more important than the health of the nation’s economy as well, which will suffer every day that the government remains closed for business.”

“The political posturing must end. Let us follow through on passing a spending bill that reflects the will of voters and get back to doing the work American taxpayers expect of us.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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