Nobody wants to see another government shutdown, and Congress will cut some kind of deal that will keep the United States safe, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said Tuesday.
“I do not think anybody wants to see what we just went through for 35 days,” the Michigan Democrat said in a TV interview Tuesday. “It hurt the economy…need to strengthen our borders at both sides. Everybody talks about the southern border. I’ve got this northern border too which just had a huge human trafficking problem.”
Mrs. Dingell also commented about the growing number of Democrats considering presidential races in Y 2020, and about whether former Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz can mount a successful run as an Independent candidate.
“I think it’s viable,” she said. “He has the money to spend. I think he would hurt the Democrats. I’m trying to step back. I want to see who is going to emerge, who has people skills. This is dangerous. Nobody believed Donald Trump could become president. People thought I was crazy. And I still think he could get reelected and if we do not run a strong campaign and we don’t have somebody like that that pulls votes off.”
If Democrats hope to elect a President, they must have a platform rather than just politically bickering, said Mrs. Dingell.