DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the GOPShutdown.
“The government shutdown is an act of gross irresponsibility on the part of House Republicans who are unwilling to accept the fact that 11 months ago, their vision for the country was rejected by the majority of the American voters.
“A faction of Tea Party extremists is calling the shots in the GOP and these Republicans apparently believe that their ideology is more important than the health of millions of Americans who go without medical coverage. And they apparently believe it’s more important than the health of the nation’s economy as well, which will suffer every day that the government remains closed for business.
“The political posturing must end. Let us follow through on passing a spending bill that reflects the will of voters and get back to doing the work American taxpayers expect of us.”