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Chicago Fire Boss Dick Wolf Calls Out Congress Over Government Shutdown

Dick Wolf, who even describes himself as the "least political person I've ever met," is taking issue with Congress over the government shut down. "It was a terrible couple of weeks for the country as a whole," Wolf told reporters during an event for his NBC series Chicago Fire on Monday. "I mean how could people act this way? It's...

Natalie Abrams
Natalie Abrams

Dick Wolf, who even describes himself as the "least political person I've ever met," is taking issue with Congress over the government shut down.

"It was a terrible couple of weeks for the country as a whole," Wolf told reporters during an event for his NBC series Chicago Fireon Monday. "I mean how could people act this way? It's a completely manufactured scenario and everybody knew what was going to happen and now they kicked the can down the road again ... shame on all of them."

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For 16 days from Oct. 1 until Oct. 17, the U.S. Government was shut down most of Washington, D.C. and any government-funded areas, including national parks and zoos. That had no effect, however, on the entertainment industry, where Wolf currently has four shows in production, including a Chicago Fire spin-off Chicago PD, Cold Justiceand Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.