McConnell plans for shutdown

McConnell plans for shutdown

By Burgess Everett (Politico) –

Mitch McConnell is making contingency plans for the growing possibility of a government shutdown.

The Senate majority leader intends to keep the chamber in session through the weekend and stage a series of votes designed to put Democrats from conservative states on defense, according to two Republican sources familiar with his plans and an email sent by McConnell on Thursday and obtained by POLITICO.

The goal would be to place the blame for a shutdown squarely on 10 Democratic senators up for reelection this fall in states won by Donald Trump in 2016, and make them the face of a government closure.

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