Sen. Blackburn says Schumer is trying to force a shutdown to help him 'hang on to the U.S. Senate'
Next year is a presidential and congressional election year, and the Republicans are hoping to keep their majority in the House and win back the majority in the Senate.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said Sunday that she believes Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is trying to force a government shutdown as a way to help him “hang on to the U.S. Senate.”
She made the comments on the Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures."
Blackburn was responding to a comment by the show's host about Schumer saying he will blame House Republicans for any government shutdown if they fail to pass spending legislation by the end of September.
Blackburn, who sits on the Senate Finance and Senate Judiciary committees, said that “the Democrats would like to have that government shutdown because it would halt these investigations that the House is working on” into the alleged Biden family corruption and the weaponization of government.
She said GOP Reps. James Comer, Jim Jordan and Jason Smith are continuing at this time to “find out exactly what the relationship is between Joe Biden and Biden Incorporated.”
Next year is both a presidential and congressional election year, and the Republicans are hoping to both keep their majority in the House and win back the majority in the Senate.
"But what we do know is this. Senate Republicans, House Republicans are pushing forward to get these spending bills across the finish line, because this is how we take the power away from the White House," Blackburn said. "And this is what we can do to get inflation under control."