Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist says it would be a good idea for Republicans to force a government shutdown to show how responsible they are. Norquist emphasizes that any government shutdown is the fault of the president.
The president “will be less popular if — in the service of overspending and wasting people’s money — he closes the government down, as opposed to now, when he’s just wasting people’s money.”
“There’s now a Fox television network. There’s now the Internet, in a way there wasn’t back then. So … when Bill Clinton vetoed the budget and closed the government, saying the Republicans had closed the government, … [that] is not something you could sell again,” Norquist told POLITICO.