Hoyer: Government Shutdown ‘Immoral, Stupid Policy’

Posted on January 11, 2019 11:16 am

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Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said shutting down the government was an “immoral, stupid policy.” Hoyer said, “Our position is we have to stop using the shutdown of the people’s government as a strategy to obtain our objectives.” He continued, “The problem with using government as a lever, as a tool and taking hostages—not only the 800,000 federal employees but taking all the millions and millions of people who are served by government every day hostage is—that is very, very debilitating to our country — essentially taking our country hostage. So what we’re saying is, Mr.