Both Democrats and Republicans are to blame for the impasse in Washington that has led to a partial government shutdown, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“I would say the greatest act of bipartisanship over the last few decades has been Republicans and Democrats alike overpromising and overspending. And so yeah, there’s fault on both sides. And that’s where we are. And that’s why the president and the leaders of Congress ought to take this opportunity to deal with the underlying problem.”