Schumer Is In a Tricky Political Situation

It has been a long time since Democrats were on the hook for a government shutdown and Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to get off the ropes. It may well be that Senator Schumer has driven his resistance a little too far and he is now backed into a tricky political corner.

Add to the shutdown woes of the Democrats, add to it the fact that their reckless support of DACA for identity politics has left them with a shrinking base of supporters. Their position is not as popular as they would like to believe.

There is a lot of posturing going on. Nancy Pelosi claimed that God was on her side. This means that every supporter of President Trump must be fighting against God’s will. That will not be a winning strategy.

As Written By Alexander Bolton for The Hill:

The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation.

Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump’s major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year.

The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue.

Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the country.

But Democrats facing reelection next year in states that voted for Trump don’t want to risk a shutdown over the issue.

“I still don’t think government shutdown is a good thing,” said Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who has a tough reelection next year.

He urged Schumer to “do the right thing” by working on a solution to …..


Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights | TheHill

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