As the reckless GOP Shutdown continues, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to get involved and tell Speaker Boehner to get the government up and running again.
John Boehner can end the shutdown any time he wants. He could have a bill on President Obama's desk in the course of an afternoon.
But right now he won't step up. And it's because he's afraid of challenging the most extreme voices in his caucus (and I don't need to tell you how extreme some of them can be).
We need to make sure that those aren't the only voices the Speaker is hearing.
If Speaker Boehner brought a clean bill to fund the federal government to the floor -- without any of the nonsense about defunding Obamacare -- it would pass in a bipartisan vote. Period.
And every day that goes by, more Republicans, even some in Congress, are starting to say exactly the same thing.
It's time for John Boehner to do his job and listen to the American people.
Tell him to end the government shutdown:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee