Of course they’re using the shutdown as cover for illegal and unethical activities. That’s why the republicans have been trying to dismantle the public sector for the last five decades.
Do journalists ever question Republicans on their motives for destroying access to affordable healthcare without an alternative? Or do we simply live in a time where they completely own their malice and bald faced corporatism? American citizens be damned, especially the sick and poor. Ain’t no war like a class war.
In a 50-50 vote, Republicans defeated a Democratic measure to stop the return of insurance companies denying coverage of pre-existing conditions.