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WATCH: Why the GOP ‘will blink’ before a shutdown

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The House passed a budget bill Friday that defunds Obamacare—a measure that won’t pass the Senate and hasn’t a chance of being signed by President Obama, raising the chances of a government shutdown.

But New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer says he doesn’t believe the Republicans will allow their party’s effort to defund Obamacare to shut down the government.

“At the end of the day, they will blink. The bottom line is when the public is so overwhelmingly against an action,” Schumer said on Friday’s Morning Joe. “You just look at the body language of Speaker Boehner and Eric Cantor. They know it’s wrong. All the leadership knows they’re doing this is a disaster and they’re not strong enough to resist the Tea Party.”

WATCH: Why the GOP ‘will blink’ before a shutdown

Updated