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October 08, 2013


GOP Lawmaker Says Shutdown is About Political Fundraising

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) told KTVK that Democrats shut down the government in order to raise money for their campaigns.

Said Schweikert: "If you really want to dig down into what's really going on at base level, the rumor all around Capitol Hill, it's that this has become a fundraising opportunity. I know this sounds one off, but the reality of it, much of the speechifying, as we call it, you see going on the floor of the House on the Democrat side has been loading up their coffers with online contributions and it's incredibly cynical because you start to think of why would someone be motivated not to even assign a conference committee just to have a conversation?"














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