Shep Smith on Fox News today had Chris Wallace on his show. The first thing they discussed was, of course, the government shutdown.
Shep tries to blame the entire affair on Trump, suggesting Democrats in the House hold all the cards. He actually suggests that just because Democrats campaigned on no wall in the last election, that Trump needs to give up and reopen the government.
But Chris Wallace says that’s just not true, that Trump was elected too. He points out that Democrats only control the House and as a practical matter, a bill needs to pass the Republican Senate and be signed by Trump.
It comes at the beginning of this clip.
This is exactly what I knew that Democrats would say and it’s exactly the opposite of how they viewed a Republican House under Obama. He had himself and the Senate and therefore he had all the power.
But despite the same dynamic, just opposite, Democrats are now arguing that Democrats have all the power even though they only have the House.
It’s ridiculous. But then that’s what we’ve come to expect from a very liberal Shep Smith.