House Freedom Caucus asks McConnell to force government shutdown over Biden's vaccine mandate

의원 are rushing to approve a short-term spending bill, 지속적인 결의안으로 알려진 (CR), 기한을 1월로 짧게 연장하고 정부 셧다운을 피하기 위해 금요일 기한을 앞두고. Republicans are hoping to block its passage or at least delay it past the midnight deadline Friday unless Democratic leaders agree to strip out funding to enforce the mandate.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on Nov. 3, 2021 워싱턴.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill on Nov. 3, 2021 워싱턴. (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

Today the House of Representatives will pass, over our objection, a continuing resolution to fund government without ending any of President Biden’s very damaging, unAmerican, and in the worst cases, unlawful vaccine mandates,” the caucus, chaired by Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., wrote in its letter.

“아시다시피, the current government funding mechanism expires on Friday night, thus the Senate Republican conference enjoys important leverage against those mandates,” 그것은 계속되었다. “We therefore write to request that you use all procedural tools at your disposal to deny timely passage of the CR unless it prohibits funding – in all respects – for the vaccine mandates and enforcement thereof.

이것의. 패트릭 리히, D-Vt., who chairs the Senate Committee on Appropriations, said he’s confident Republicans won’t follow through on their threat.

I don’t think Republicans want to be involved in shutting down the government,” he told Fox News on Wednesday. “They’ve done that before [과] it backfired.

이것의. Patrick Leahy speaks with reporters on Nov. 30, 2021 워싱턴.

이것의. Patrick Leahy speaks with reporters on Nov. 30, 2021 워싱턴. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

McConnell said Tuesday that he didn’t foresee a shutdown.

We won’t shut down,” 그는 기자들에게 말했다. “I think we’ll get there and certainly nobody should be concerned about a government shutdown.

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