Paul Ryan chastises Democrats on trying to hurt military and SCHIP funding over DACA

Paul Ryan spoke to the press a short time ago about how the Democrats are holding up funding for both the military and SCHIP over DACA:

Ryan makes clear that Republicans want a deal on DACA, so he doesn’t understand why Democrats are holding up the funding for the military and SCHIP.

He reiterates that it makes no sense:

Ryan believes ‘cooler heads’ will prevail and there will be an agreement. I have my doubts.

I think what’s really happening here is that Republicans are trying to use DACA as leverage for the border, so the Democrats are in turn trying to use the government shutdown as leverage of their own. This is why you hear Democrats this morning saying they won’t vote for a simple funding bill to avoid a government shutdown, because that will take away the only leverage they have.

As a side note, Ryan was also asked about Bannon and not answering any questions to the House Intel Committee. His comments on it won’t impress you:

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