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BY: Alex Griswold
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) on Friday falsely claimed that it would be unprecedented for the government to shut down while one party controlled both Congress and the presidency.
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McCaskill wrote on Twitter that the federal government has never "shut down" while one party controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House.
But in fact the government has shut down several times when the same party controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, and every single time that party was the Democrats.
Vox - Explainer - Friday - Government - Times
As a Vox explainer published Friday noted, the government shut down five times under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s, when his fellow Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate....
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A pox on both their houses!