Scarborough: Government shutdown the result of a 'confused, chaotic White House'

Scarborough: Government shutdown the result of a 'confused, chaotic White House'
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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE and White House adviser Stephen Miller early Saturday after the federal government shut down, pinning blame for the shutdown on “a confused, chaotic White House.”

“This is not Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings, inflaming tensions Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants MORE’s shutdown. This is not Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHouston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments GOP senators worry Trump made 'problematic' concessions in trade deal MORE’s shutdown,” the MSNBC host tweeted, referring to the Senate Democratic and Republican leaders.

“This is Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s shutdown. This is the result of a confused, chaotic White House," Scarborough wrote.

Late Friday night, the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill passed by the House that would have funded the government until Feb. 16.

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Five Democrats voted for the bill, but four Republicans broke with their party to vote against the bill, depriving it of the 60 votes needed to pass and causing Congress to miss a midnight deadline to prevent a shutdown.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Democrats after the vote, accusing them of “shov[ing] aside millions of Americans for the sake of irresponsible, political games.”

Later, Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings, inflaming tensions Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants MORE (D-N.Y.) took to the floor to blame the shutdown squarely on Trump.

“This will be called the Trump shutdown, because there is no one, no one who deserves the blame for the position we find ourselves in more than President Trump,” he said.

Schumer met with Trump earlier Friday at the White House in an attempt to strike a deal to avoid a shutdown. The two sides had been at odds over protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other immigration issues.

Schumer said the two men were close to a deal but that Trump walked away from the deal later in the day.

McConnell has vowed to offer a new continuing resolution that sets a new deadline for a spending bill on Feb. 8.

Scarborough has been a vocal critic of Trump, recently saying the president was “destroying” the Republican Party “for years to come.”