Government shutdown would not benefit either party, says analyst

Public opinion analyst Karlyn Bowman said on Monday that a new government shutdown would not benefit Republicans or Democrats. 

"Historically, it really hasn't benefited either party," Bowman, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"The Democrats lost, I think last time there was about to be a shutdown, and prior to that, the Republicans had lost during a shutdown threat, and so it's just something, maybe we are becoming inured to it," she continued. 

Bowman's comments come as lawmakers work to prevent a government shutdown before a Dec. 7 deadline. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE's proposed border wall has proven to pose the biggest threat to clinching a deal on government funding. 

The president on Monday threatened to shut down the border permanently, and urged Congress to provide funding for a wall. 



Democrats, on the other hand, have been skeptical of providing more border money without getting a larger immigration deal. 

— Julia Manchester