White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explained the rules of Senate procedure to CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta after the journalist suggested Friday Republicans were at fault for the impending government shutdown.
“How can it be the Schumer shutdown when Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate,” Acosta asked during the White House press conference.
“Come on you know the answer to that as well as anybody,” Mulvaney shot back. “I have to laugh when people say that … you know as well as anybody that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass an appropriations bill.”
“I know that,” Acosta conceded.
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