Democrats are going to be in for a rude awakening this November.
They’re solely responsible for the government being shutdown over the weekend because what they want is completely unreasonable.
And because of their selfishness, they ruined an NFL tradition.
Before each game, there are several traditions that occur like standing for the National Anthem and removing your hat.
Another is four fighter jets will fly over the stadium, reminding us of the sacrifices our veterans have made.
But that didn’t happen on Sunday afternoon in Foxborough before the AFC Championship game.
And fans can thank the Democrats for that.
“The U.S. military will not conduct a jet flyover above the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday because Democrats voted to shut down the government, the Boston Globe reports.
“A striking casualty of the budget impasse will be the empty skies in Foxborough as the New England Patriots take the field for their game Sunday afternoon: Four fighter jets that had been expected to fly over the stadium just before the game were grounded by the shutdown, said Lieutenant Colonel Lisa Ahaesy, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts National Guard,” the Boston Globe reported on Sunday.
The reason why they will not fly over the stadium, as is tradition, is of course because Senate Democrats refused to vote for a bipartisan funding bill that contains nothing they oppose.
This particular consequence—the canceling of F-15 fighter jet flyover—is directly because of a half dozen or more Democrats who represent New England areas and Florida, the home state of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Massachusetts’ two Democrat senators, Sens. Liz Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA), both voted for the government shutdown by voting against the bipartisan House-passed government funding bill late Friday night.
So did Rhode Island’s two Democrat Sens. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). As did New Hampshire’s two Democratic Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and Connecticut’s two Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). Maine Independent Sen. Angus King, a leftist who caucuses with Democrats, voted for the shutdown against the funding bill on Friday as well.
Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, a leftist who also caucuses with Democrats, also voted against keeping the government open as did his fellow Vermonter Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT).
If each of those New England senators voted with their Republican and Democrat colleagues for the government funding bill, the government would be open right now as the bill needed 60 votes to pass per current U.S. Senate rules.
Fans of both teams playing in the AFC Championship Game today, the Patriots and Jaguars, really only have two senators who voted against the government shutdown and for keeping the government open: Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
So, when the AFC Championship Game in Foxborough does not feature a flyover from our military’s best F-15 fighter jets, you can thank the Democrats who represent New England and Florida.”
The Schumer shutdown speaks volumes to how Democrats view our military.
It’s clear they value illegal immigrants over our veterans in every way.