According to CNBC, 4 Republican Senators joined the Democrats efforts to shut the government down on Friday night.

As we reported earlier, we were just one vote away from getting a deal passed in the Senate, but we had a few GOP Senators stab us in the back.

The backstabbers are as follows: Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

Here’s the report from CNBC:

A House-passed stopgap bill that would avoid a government shutdown fizzled out in the Senate late Friday night, leaving Congress negotiating frantically as the midnight deadline to fund the government passed.

The measure failed in a procedural vote by a 50 to 49 margin. Five Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Doug Jones of Alabama and Claire McCaskill of Missouri — had backed it. Four Republicans — Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah — opposed it. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for procedural reasons.

As nearly all Democrats and some Republicans opposed the measure that failed to work its way through Congress on Friday, lawmakers saw government funding lapse, at least temporarily. The proposal that failed in the Senate would have funded the government through Feb. 16 and reauthorized the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years.

As the vote remained open into early Saturday morning, several bipartisan senators appeared to confer about a way forward. McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer then walked off the Senate floor together, only to return and continue talks with other senators. Numerous senators crowded around Schumer as the clock hit midnight.

To be honest, I’m baffled by Rand Paul’s vote. I have no idea why in the hell he would support a government shutdown over illegal immigration. I can believe Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake pulling crap like this, but Rand? C’mon man.

This shutdown is a DISGRACE, but it’s all on the Democrats. They wanted a deal for illegal immigrants and they simply didn’t get it.

Twitter EXPLODED after the Government was shut down:

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