Independent senator Angus King appeared on MSNBC’s Up Saturday morning to preview the final few days of the government funding battle in Washington. Steve Kornacki asked what he expects to come out of the House. King wasn’t exactly optimistic about how it would turn out.
“There’s a pernicious inner logic to what these characters are doing. They hate government. They don’t want government to work. They don’t believe government can or should work, and so to them, crashing the economy and crashing the government is a kind of weird success, and it’s very hard to reach agreement with people who don’t reach a kind of basic appreciation of the institution. This is dangerous. We’ve never been here before.”