On day nine of the government shutdown, Republicans found themselves backed into a corner.
Wednesday on All In with Chris Hayes: On day nine of the government shutdown, Republicans found themselves backed into a corner. GOP members of Congress are stuck in a stalemate with Democrats and the President over the ongoing shutdown they started, while hundreds of thousands of Americans are feeling the economic effects. Wednesday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan swooped in to save the day. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, the former GOP vice presidential nominee offered his words of wisdom on how to end the stalemate in Washington: President Obama must negotiate. Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, member of the Senate Finance Committee, will join Chris to talk about Ryan’s plan for a Grand Bargain.
Chris Hayes will also talk with Robert Costa, Washington, D.C. Editor for the National Review, about the battle within the GOP. Establishment Republicans and the Tea Party wing of the party are increasingly at odds over what direction to take in the budget battle, and it hasn’t been pretty.
Later, All In will introduce the next member of the GOP suicide caucus in a series exposing the crazy people who are actually running this country. Tonight, meet Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan.
Plus: James Poulos, contributor to Forbes.com, Sam Seder, host of the online podcast Majority Report, and Joy Reid, MSNBC contributor and managing editor for TheGrio.com, will join Chris Hayes to talk about the latest on the effects of the government shutdown. Federal workers at the Grand Canyon are struggling to feed their families and 50,000 women and children in North Carolina aren’t going to be receiving their WIC benefits. Meanwhile, the GOP is accusing Obama and the Democrats of shutting down federal parks to “intentionally hurt the public,” as Republican Congressman Jon Barrasso said Tuesday.
Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on MSNBC.