House Democrats raised the prospect of President Trump shutting down the government if he loses the presidential election, according to a report on Tuesday.
According to Politico’s Playbook morning newsletter, House Democrat leadership met on Capitol Hill for the first time in awhile on Monday evening and “began to confront” the question: “If DONALD TRUMP loses, will he lash out and do something dramatic, like shut down the government?”
Neither Trump nor any other Republican has suggested anything like that. Democrats, have, however, continuously floated scenarios where Trump loses but does not accept the outcome. At the same time, Democrats — such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — have suggested that if Vice President Joe Biden loses, he should not accept the outcome.
Nevertheless, the scenario was reportedly raised in the closed-door, no-staff meeting by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). Politico’s report said: “It’s more than a passing political