Dem Rep. Escobar: America Is Being Ruled by Fox News Because Trump Is ‘Afraid’ to Defy Them

‘If we give in, if we capitulate on this, then that’s sending a signal to the president that any time he wants to dig in his heels about absolutely anything, all he has to do is try to shut down the government’

EXCERPT:

ESCOBAR: "Here’s the thing. I think we have to remember why the government is shut down today. It really is not because of a wall. The reason that there’s a government shutdown today, and I feel like we’re taking our focus off of this, is because the President is afraid of Fox News. There was a deal to reopen the government. There was — there were bills that were passed by the Republican-controlled Senate. The Democratic House in a bipartisan manner passed those very same bills. But the President decided he was not going to allow the government to be reopened once he was criticized by Fox News. If we give in, if we capitulate on this, then that’s sending a signal to the President that any time he wants to dig in his heels about absolutely anything, all he has to do is try to shut down the government. So this is in many ways much bigger than the conversation about a wall. This is about how we govern. And we can’t govern in this way."

(h/t Raw Story)

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