No Deal! These Top Dems Voted Against Reopening Government

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Could it be that there are Democrats with even less sense than Schumer? It appears like that may be so!

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been accused of ‘selling out the base in the immigration fight’ after striking a deal with Republicans to end the government shutdown.

In fact, almost every single Democratic dinosaur in the Senate who could end up running for office in 2020 voted against reopening the government. They wanted it to remain shut down. Don’t worry, they would have continued to get paid while our military did not, in order to fight for illegal immigrants instead of America citizens.

The Senators that voted against a deal were: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Jeff Merkley, and Kirsten Gilllibrand. All of whom put a bad taste in my mouth.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is the only Democratic senator widely seen as a potential 2020 candidate to vote “yes” on the Schumer deal.

Schumer came under fire from liberal groups.

Credo political director Murshed Zaheed called Schumer “the worst negotiator in Washington” and said he got “outmaneuvered” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Chuck Schumer has failed dreamers and let the entire Democratic Party down,” Zaheed arrogantly claimed. I find it quit the opposite though….I don’t see it as “failing dreamers” but rather “not failing Americans.”

Senators were more measured in their comments and did not criticize Schumer directly. Well more than half the Democratic caucus — 32 Democrats plus Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) — backed the deal.

Harris said Monday’s deal falls “far short” of the “ironclad guarantee” of protections for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama-era program that allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to secure approval to work and go to school here.

Harris claims that she doesn’t trust McConnell. She continued, “I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word. I will do everything in my power to continue to protect Dreamers from deportation.”

She didn’t have a problem with putting millions of military families in limbo, without a check. She didn’t mind putting Americans in jeopardy for 700 thousand illegal immigrants.

Democrats do not care about Americans.

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