Republican Congressman Devin Nunes weighed in today about the insanity of House Republicans, and particularly the Tea Party wing of the GOP, planning to shut down the entire federal government tonight at midnight because the President won’t let them defund Obamacare.
He called the GOP Tea Partyers, forcing a government shutdown when polls show the move is wildly unpopular, “lemmings with suicide vests.” The metaphor just begged for an image. So now there is one.
As a government shutdown looms, tensions are rising within Republican ranks.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) had choice words for fellow House Republicans who are willing to see the government shut down over their opposition to Obamacare: “Lemmings with suicide vests,” he called them.
“They have to be more than just a lemming. Because jumping to your death is not enough,” he said.