President Barack Obama’s former senior White House adviser and campaign manager David Plouffe accused House Republicans of “committing economic treason” during the partial government shutdown on Thursday.
In a snarky tweet about Republicans’ attempts to negotiate an end to the government shutdown, Plouffe dredged up the “birther” issue in order to discredit the GOP:
Maybe throw in a Special Counsel to investigate the President’s birthplace and the House GOP will stop committing economic treason.
— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) October 10, 2013
Republicans and Democrats could not come to an agreement on how to fund the government by the start of the month, forcing the government to partially shut down.
House Republicans have repeatedly said they will pass a continuing resolution if it comes with measures that defund, delay or affect Obamacare, but Obama and Senate Democrats have refused to budge when it comes to the president’s signature legislation.