Dianne Feinstein Flips her Position on Shutdown: ‘People Will Die’

Senate Democrats have signaled they have enough votes to block the short-term spending bill…

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(Washington Examiner) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., cautioned Thursday that “people die, accidents happen” when the government shuts down, as it is poised to partially shut down Friday night if Congress doesn’t pass a government spending bill.

It was her second shift in position on the bill in just one day.

“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen,” Feinstein told CNN.

“You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease. There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”

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Feinstein told CNN she hadn’t yet decided whether she will vote for the short-term spending bill unveiled by congressional Republicans earlier this week.

The stopgap measure funds the government until Feb. 16 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.

“I don’t know how I would vote right now on a CR, OK?” the California Democrat said…

“I said in December that I wouldn’t vote for a CR without the Dream Act, and I won’t do so now,” she said in a statement.

That itself was a change from how Feinstein sounded on Wednesday, when she said she would vote for a continuing resolution if it was necessary…

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  • Yosemite Sam

    Diane Franken-Feinstein [no relation to pervert Al Franken] has no shame and will do or say anything for political gain. Never forget when a Leftist politician says no; they actually mean maybe, or yes. A Demo-Rat can never be trusted to be magnanimous, taking the high road for the betterment of fellow legal American citizens. By contrast, a worthless Demo-Rat will give away the family farm, in favor of an illegal alien, rather than lend a helping hand to an American struggling to make ends meet.

  • Steve G.

    Feinstein just put her foot in her mouth. First she says people will die because of a government shut down, but then says she won’t support the spending bill without a Dream Act. She will let Americans die (which they won’t) in support of illegal aliens. The DACA doesn’t have anything to do with this spending bill. It’s an immigration issue that needs to be dealt with in a reform package. Durbin and Graham blew the chance at immigration reform when the came to the White House thinking Trump was too stupid to see through the BS proposal they brought.

  • boondog

    Feinstein is old and wore out. Lady, go home, find a chair, set in it and shut the f**k up, you old Bat.