After losing his big shutdown showdown, Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer has been squirming after coming under attack by his own supporters for caving in to Trump and the Republicans. And now, because of the heat he is taking, to make nice with his far left, extremist base, Schumer has decided that the Democrats won’t vote for any border wall funding at all despite saying previously that funding discussions were on the table.
Schumer and the Democrats are the clear losers over the government shutdown that lasted only one business day. But, Schumer’s reactionist base has become furious over his cave-in, so much so that “#SchumerSellout” became a trending hashtag on social media by livid lefties, according to Daily Wire.
After Schumer caved, many on the Hill started complaining to the media about Schumer’s failure.
Aides and more junior leftist legislators complained out loud to media, calling Schumer a poor negotiator, and excoriating the Democratic leader for going into the shutdown in such a weak negotiating position that Trump was able to run circles around Democrats just by hanging out in the Oval Office, (reportedly) eating potato chips and watching Fox News.
“We went in with a very weak set of cards, with  people up for reelection,” one such lawmaker told The Hill. Another said that he was having a tough time handling journalists from his local paper. “Why did Democrats shut down the government?” he said they kept asking.
Another said he warned Schumer to be wary of McConnell’s willingness to negotiate on both the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act, and children’s CHIP health care funding. “You can’t win. McConnell used craven politics by pitting one group of children versus another.”
And those were the “nice” comments. Liberal activists and hard-core progressives were even madder at Schumer than his colleagues in D.C. were.
For instance, the whackjobs at MoveOn.org whined, “Your constituents want you to fight. How can you possibly not understand that?”
MoveOn also warned that Schumer might suffer a political cost for his failure to heed their far left demands. “What’s clear from today’s joke deal is that the grass-roots movement demanding unity and courage has a lot of work to do to ensure that the whole Democratic Caucus is ready to fight when the time comes,” MoveOn said in a statement.
Feeling the heat, Schumer today reversed his past claims that Senate Democrats would consider voting to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall plans. On Tuesday, Schumer said he was “withdrawing” his offer to consider funding the wall.
The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House on Monday that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise.
Schumer “took it off,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “He called the White House yesterday and said it’s over.”
Durbin, of course, is notorious as the Senator who lied saying that Donald Trump called several third world nations “sh**hole countries” in a closed-door meeting earlier this month. I say Durbin lied about the comment because thus far not a single other person in the meeting (including any other Democrat) has substantiated his claim that Trump used the off color name in the meeting.
Furthermore, Durbin also has a very long history of telling lies in service to a far left, anti-American agenda.
Durbin aside, it is clear by his actions that Sen. Dem. Leader Schumer is backpedaling like crazy to try and make nice with his extremist, left-wing supporters by reversing course and rejecting any funding for the border wall.
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]