“This isn’t politics as usual. The Republicans are literally holding the nation hostage by refusing to pass boring, procedural legislation that keeps the government running unless their demands–which include the repeal or delay of a law that passed both houses, was signed by the President, and withstood judicial scrutiny by the Supreme Court–are met. Thats never happened before. Any negotiation will establish a terrible precedent that will almost certainly have far-reaching ramifications.”
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