Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) exposed her colleagues after claiming that they only cared about the government shutdown when they were going through airport security.
According to The Washington Post, Murkowski admitted that she knew the shutdown was going to be a disaster from the start.
“I came to the conclusion a long time ago that none of these are a good idea,” she said. “What I have heard from our conference is a greater number of voices that are saying, ‘Hey, this does not work so well. This is not a tool that we should be using.’”
Murkowski told reporters that other Republicans “never really felt the urgency” to end the shutdown “except perhaps when they were going through airport security,” according to the Post.
“It was stunning to me,” Murkowski added.