'Clown show.' Rep. Lawler calls out GOP colleagues over potential shutdown

"This is not conservative republicanism, this is stupidity," said Rep. Mike Lawler.

News 12 Staff

Sep 19, 2023, 3:49 PM

Updated 216 days ago

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GOP Rep. Mike Lawler is calling out his Republican colleagues over a potential government shutdown at the end of the month.
Members of Congress have struggled to come to a consensus on a resolution to temporarily fund the government.
Lawler says he'd considered any option that keeps the government open.
"This is not conservative republicanism, this is stupidity. The idea we are going to shut the government down when we don't control the Senate, we don't control the White House," said Lawler. "If the clown show of colleagues that refuse to actually govern does not want to pass a CR, I will do everything we need to to make sure that a CR passes, the bottom line here is this - we're not shutting the government down. These folks don't have a plan. They don't know how to take 'yes' for an answer. They don't know what it is to work as a team. They don't know how to define a win."


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