Election 2020

Senate Comity, Thy Name is Chuck Schumer

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Would you buy a used car from Chuck Schumer? How about some political prognostication, then?

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday that many Republican lawmakers will break from President Trump by June if he continues to push forward with his agenda.

Schumer told “The View” that while most Republicans have declined to publicly break with Trump during the first month of his presidency, many privately admit they have “real problems” with him. He also argued that some are sticking by him because of party loyalty and his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court.

“When you talk to Republicans quietly — in the cloakroom or in the gym, they are having real problems with him,” Schumer said. “Now, very few — John McCain, to his credit — but very few have had the courage to oppose him even though they know he’s doing a lot of things that are against what America is all about.”

Because the only senator more widely despised and more disgraceful than Schumer is McCain, so yeah…

“They are party loyalists,” Schumer continued. “He’s given them a Supreme Court nominee that they want, but my prediction is that if he keeps up on this path, which is likely — I don’t think he’ll change, within three to four months, you’ll going to see a whole lot of Republicans breaking with him. And that’s the salvage of America. That’s the hope of America.”

So there you have it. The Trump administration’d better get cracking, because time is running short. The minority leader said so.