Republican senators consider government shutdown to defund Biden vaccine mandates
"The vaccine mandate is going to shut down our businesses in this country which is going to further disrupt" the economy," Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told FOX Business Wednesday.
"If it was a choice between shutting down the government for a couple of days versus shutting down businesses, better off to shut down the government."
There are almost certainly enough GOP votes to overcome a filibuster and pass a continuing resolution. But just one senator objecting can use procedural tools to force the chamber to drag out consideration of a bill.
And with just over 72 hours until government funding runs out, that could cause a shutdown. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said it seems that's a likely outcome. ■