Sen. David Perdue on Shutdown: Both Parties Are Being "Totally Irresponsible," "Broken Process"


Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) joins CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss the government shutdown as it enters its 26th day.

"This whole shutdown is over less than 10% of our total federal spending for the year," Perdue explained. "We stayed here in August last year and got to 75% of our discretionary budget. As bad as that is, it is the first time in 22 years that even happened."

"This is a broken process here. People in America ought to be outraged that we're sitting here four months into this fiscal year."

"We only have about 60-70 working days left in this fiscal year to get ready for 2020 in terms of the funding. I'm not betting heavily we'll get funding done for 2020, so we'll be right back here doing exactly this, unless we change the way we fund the government."

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