Chuck Schumer thinks his way goes in Senate—and nobody shall dare oppose him.
He’s riding high right now, because he was able to get billions of dollars to bail out failed New York State.
But it took railroading Republicans and undermining the entire point of democratic legislature.
Despite all this, he can’t help but be angry. Case in point: how he lashed out at moderate Republican, Susan Collins.
From Fox News:
“No, you know, we made a big mistake in 2009 and 2010,” Schumer told Anderson Cooper. “Susan Collins was part of that mistake. We cut back on the stimulus dramatically and we stayed in recession for five years.”
So, the senator is firing back.
She said, “For Chuck Schumer who was intimately involved in the negotiations as the assistant leader to somehow criticize me for taking the same position that he did is simply bizarre,” according to CNN’s Manu Raju.
“And I think it reflects regrettably, his inability to accept the fact that despite pouring $100 million into defeating me, the people of Maine said: No, and reelected me to a historic fifth term,” Collins added.
Wow. It sounds like Collins is channeling a little bit of the Trump spirit in her fiery rebuke to Sen. Schumer.
In the past, Americans might have expected a senator like Collins to back down. After all, she seems all too eager, at times, to side with Democrats over the GOP base.
But it seems Chuck doesn’t appreciate a moderate Republican willing to negotiate with liberals.
It’s odd that Schumer thinks he can base Collins, when he needs moderates like her to pass his agenda.
That 50/50 split means that some Republican support can save Schumer from the filibuster. If he loses the backing of people like Collins, he’s up a creek without a paddle.
Harris can’t bail them out every time—and reconciliation won’t work with most bills.
Is Schumer that bad at his job, that he’d burn a bridge he needs?
I think you know the answer to that.
- Chuck Schumer slammed GOP Sen. Susan Collins.
- He said it was a “mistake” that Democrats worked with her in 2009 and 10.
- Collins struck back, mocking Schumer for failing to defeat her in 2020.