Brit Hume: "Shutdown Is A Disaster For Republicans Because They Will Be Blamed"


BRIT HUME, FOX NEWS SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, what you saw -- you saw it in the interviews that you just did, is how the two sides view this. Senator Lee kept saying this is a bad law. And (inaudible) reasons why. Senator Kaine kept saying don't shut down the government. In fact, it was only Senator Kaine who mentioned the shutdown, and that's because the Democrats believe that shutdown is a disaster for the Republicans because they will be blamed. And if history is any guide, they will indeed be blamed. So that's sort of where we are and neither side I think feels it has an incentive to move forward with a compromise. Now, it's possible, Chris, with an 11th hour deal where you pass a continuing resolution that doesn't have any of the contentious additions to it for a matter of several days to give us more time. But unless some compromise emerges that both sides seem likely to agree on, I don't think that would do anything which would delay the inevitable. That's where we are. Shutdown appears to be where we're going.

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