The Democrats are DONE trying to work with Republicans. “No,” Schumer replied bluntly on Tuesday night when CNN asked if more could’ve been done to bring Republican senators like Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) on board with Democrats’ sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which they passed in the Senate without any GOP support on Saturday.
Democrats ready to shove their Lefty agenda down our throats
Schumer pointed to his party’s ultimately futile efforts to appease Republicans on the stimulus package when the recession hit over a decade ago.
“We made a big mistake in 2009 and ’10. Susan Collins was part of that mistake,” he said. “We cut back on the stimulus dramatically and we stayed in recession for five years.”
The Democratic leader asserted that the watered-down COVID-19 proposal Collins and nine other Republican senators had offered as a “compromise” was “so far away from what’s needed, so far away from what President Joe Biden proposed, that he thought that they were not being serious in wanting to really negotiate.”
Schumer said he has “hope” that “now that Republicans have seen” what Democrats can do without their support, “they’ll realize they ought to try to work with us.”
However, he emphasized again that Democrats are “not going to make the mistake” of relying on the other side’s support for a massive rescue package like before.
Schumer’s remarks underscore his party’s determination to circumvent the GOP obstructionism that ran rampant during the Obama years, which also crippled Democrats’ push for healthcare reform until they managed to pass the Affordable Care Act.
Schumer on whether Dems should've tried harder to win over GOPers like Collins for COVID package: "No. We made a big mistake in 2009 and '10. Susan Collins was part of that mistake." pic.twitter.com/8kgeaOnbRr
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 10, 2021
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are running the show
Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer appear to be the ones running the White House.
Gingrich, during an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” said that he believes that Biden is a “very minor force” in the White House and slammed the “Harris-Biden administration” for laying out the “welcome mat” to illegal immigrants, which he claimed would eventually “shake the fabric” of American society.
“When you’re dealing with a president who forgets the name of his Secretary of Defense and forgets the name of the Pentagon?” Gingrich said. “I think we really underestimate the degree to which he’s detached from reality and the degree to which people will, later on, look back and say, gosh, there were terrible consequences, why didn’t we know better?”
Whoops: Biden forgets the name of the Pentagon, as well as the name of his secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin pic.twitter.com/ZtcgHLBIAO
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 8, 2021