Chad Pergram, Fox News Senior Producer for Capitol Hill, joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to give insight into what is happening on the Hill before a potential government shutdown.
On what is happening on the Hill: Well this has been an extraordinary day. The fact that we thought that they might move either today or tomorrow this a bill that the Senate passed late last night by voice vote, not even a roll call vote, while senators were singing Christmas carols in the back of the chamber. You can't make this stuff up. Everybody thought everything was hunky-dory. Somebody had spiked the eggnog. Mitch McConnell maybe put some Evan Williams in the eggnog here and everything was fine. Then as you described so accurately the Speaker got called out of his meeting, talked to the President. The President had been signaling that he wasn't happy but was willing to sign this bill. We were getting those indications from the White House this morning, but last night Mark Meadows the Republican congressman from North Carolina, the chair of the Freedom Caucus, he said the President was going to do 'major damage,' that's his term, for his reelection campaign in 2020 if he didn't veto this bill and they were encouraging him to veto this bill. Then he switched. (00:51)