CNN senior legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin accused prominent conservative figures such as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham of only pursuing viewers and ignoring the good of the country.
Toobin insisted that Coulter and Limbaugh were the ones who initiated the shutdown by threatening to abandon President Trump if a border wall was not built.
“What started the shutdown was Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh saying, ‘We have to shut down the government or, you know, we’re going to abandon the president.’ And the president sort of overnight vetoed a deal that had been agreed to by Vice President Pence and the entire Republican — all the Republicans in the Senate, and he said, ‘We’re not doing a deal,’” Toobin stated.
Adding continued, “And I don’t think Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham have a long-term perspective on, you know, what’s good for the country. They’re all about what’s good for their viewers and their constituency and that’s who the president has geared his entire presidency towards, you know, fulfilling the Fox — you know, fulfilling the Fox News base. So, you know, I wish I could come to you and say I think I see a way out of this, but I just really don’t.”
Do you think that right wing figures are the driving force behind the government shutdown or is this an attempt by CNN to yet again bash anyone who doesn’t agree with their view?