Republicans in Congress would shoulder the blame for a shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security if they are unable to enact a new spending bill to keep the agency running, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds 53% of Americans would blame the Republicans in Congress if the department must shut down, while 30% would blame President Barack Obama. Another 13% say both deserve the blame.
Oops. That would mean a majority blame the GOP alone, and two-thirds blame the GOP at least in part.
Of course, that didn't stop Dr. Ben Carson from entering the Orange Dimension either this week.
While Democrats and some Republicans want to pass a clean funding bill for the department, many conservatives, including Carson, want to use the DHS legislation to block the president's executive actions on immigration. Carson told host J.D. Hayworth, a former Republican congressman, that if Obama decides to "stand in the way, particularly to things that are vital to the security of this country, then I think we can start talking about treason."
"If things are done that are contrary to the security of this country, whoever does them is guilty of treason," Carson said.
Oh, awesome. So then Dr. Carson is willing to accuse the Republicans of treason, yes? That should be amusing.