The record shows that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against cloture for a continuing resolution which would have kept the government open. Despite this, he said that by not supporting the advancement of this continuing resolution, Democrats were trying to “hold the entire country hostage”. Even stranger, after the vote, McConnell said on the Senate floor:
Perhaps across the aisle some of our Democratic colleagues are feeling proud of themselves, but what has their filibuster accomplished? … The answer is simple: Their very own government shutdown.
However, he voted against breaking that filibuster.
What’s going on here?