Rep. Nunes: Democratic congressmen tell me privately they want to prolong shutdown

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Two days into the government shutdown in Washington, D.C., and there is still no end in sight.

The good news: Both sides actually met at the White House Wednesday. The bad news: All they did was butt heads.

Many right wing Republicans seem to have all their chips on defunding the Affordable Health Act, so-called Obamacare, and are refusing to budge.

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, who said the shutdown is bad for the GOP and has publicly criticized his party for what he calls a “silly” strategy, said the shutdown gives Democrats a political advantage.

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