NRSC - HASSAN SAID IT: A Gov't Shutdown Is “Unconscionable”




A Government Shutdown Is “Unconscionable”

WASHINGTON – Governor Maggie Hassan is threatening to veto the budget and shut down the government because of the Legislature's efforts to bring new jobs to New Hampshire. Two years ago, though, she called her own strategy "unconscionable" and motivated by extremism.

"Maggie Hassan called a federal government shutdown 'unconscionable,' but she has no problem threatening to shut down the state government," said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. "This hypocrisy is further proof that Granite Staters can't trust Maggie Hassan."


In June 2015, Hassan Vowed To Veto The State Budget Because Of “Unfunded Tax Cuts For Big Corporations.” "I will veto it if it comes to my desk as it is. I have been at the table with Republican leadership and have been clear throughout the process about how we can achieve a bipartisan budget that addresses our shared priorities, but Republican leadership refused to compromise on any of the major issues – most critically their unfunded tax cuts for big corporations.” (Governor Maggie Hassan, “Republican Budget Is Fiscally Irresponsible and Unbalanced, Will Veto If Comes to Desk As It Is,” Press Release, 6/18/15)

In 2013, Hassan Called The Federal Government Shutdown “Unconscionable.” “It is simply unconscionable that, at the expense of  the needs of our people, some members of Congress have chosen to put their extreme ideology first and continue to fight battles they have already lost.” (Gov. Maggie Hassan, “Statement From Governor Hassan On Government Shutdown,” Press Release, 10/1/13)