Before I can explain why there may be a government shutdown, we must know what a government shutdown would entail. It doesn’t mean the entirety of our government comes to a screeching halt and everything falls apart
In the past days and weeks, we have seen how truly disorganized the Republicans in Congress are. Even with full control of the House, Senate, and the White House, they appear unable to pass an Obamacare replacement. This is due to two warring factions in the Republican Party: the moderates versus the conservatives.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate having changed the filibuster rules for Supreme Court nominees on Thursday, you may have heard the phrase “going nuclear” quite often. You may also be wondering what “going nuclear” entails, what a filibuster is, and how this all affects you.