Government Shutdown Was A Massive Mistake

Newt Gingrich recently gave his opinion on the debated government shutdown where he claimed that the Democrats made a “major mistake” when shutting down the government.

Gingrich said, “[T]he Democrats made a huge mistake because what they should have done was pass the defense appropriations bill for the whole year — get it off the table, don’t threaten the men and women in uniform and their families,’ Gingrich told John Catsimatidis, host New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable.” “Instead, they stumbled into a situation where the Schumer shutdown cuts off funding for the American military on behalf of trying to get a deal for 700,000 people who entered the U.S. illegally.”

“I am totally opposed to holding up as hostage the families and the men and women in uniform who are risking their lives to protect this country.”