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What could ending the government shutdown cost Democrats?




Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leaves a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill, January 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leaves a meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill, January 22, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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The three-day government shutdown ended late on Monday – but the move has garnered criticism from Democrats who wanted to hold out for better immigration policy deals.

Many progressive Democrats are critical of the party’s Senators who voted to end the government shutdown yesterday. They claim minority leader Chuck Schumer should’ve held out for continuing DACA protections.

However, that could’ve inflicted serious damage on Democratic candidates in swing states.

We analyze the decision with Bloomberg U.S. government editor Kevin Whitelaw and Young Turks host John Iadarola.

Guests:

Kevin Whitelaw, deputy managing editor for U.S. government at Bloomberg; he tweets @kevinwhitelaw1

John Iadarola, host of The Young Turks, an online progressive news and commentary program; he tweets @johniadarola

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee