Schumer: Democrats ‘Cut The Best Deal We Could’

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer on Tuesday defended his decision to back a spending measure and end the government shutdown without securing protections for certain young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schumer said that Senate Democrats “cut the best deal” possible in ending the shutdown and getting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to agree to address the legal protections for the immigrants – commonly called “Dreamers” – in February.

“All of us in the Democratic caucus – not just the moderates but the liberals as well – came to the view that if we carry [the shutdown] on much longer, A.) no one would budge; the public would lose support for the shutdown – the public does not love shutdowns – and we would actually lose support for Dreamers too, because people love the Dreamers but don’t want the government shutdown for it,” he said.


Read more at The Hill.



  1. Schumer’s shutdown failed! Whom is he fooling? No deal was cut but it was another loss for the Democrats. The Democrats themselves were mad at Schumer and said they “don’t want to the government shut down for DREAMers”.

  2. LIAR! No deal was cut. The Democrats were protesting yesterday in front of his house and storming his house for caving in and “failing them again”.

    Chuck Schumer shutdown the government because he wanted more money for illegal aliens than for the military and not because of the Dreamers. What a crook!

  3. President Trump fired off a Tuesday night tweet to “Cryin'” Chuck Schumer (D) letting let the New York Senate Minority Leader know that without funding for the wall – one of the president’s cornerstone campaign promises, there would be no compromise on legislation to help so-called Dreamers, something we expected when we reported that Schumer was pulling his border wall funding “offer” on Tuesday.

    SCHUMER HAD OFFERED AND THEN WITHDRAWN A DEAL which would secure funding for the wall in exchange for an agreement over immigration. Schumer’s office confirmed on Tuesday that the offer – initially made last Friday during negotiations over the shutdown – had been withdrawn on Sunday.

    “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!” Trump tweeted.


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