Chuck Schumer was up to his old tricks.
He led the Democrats efforts to obstruct Donald Trump in one key fight.
But Trump shut him down with one statement.
Schumer and the Democrats shut down the government to try and win amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
When that failed, they settled for an open debate on immigration.
But as soon as the Senate was set to debate various immigration reform proposals, Schumer and the Democrats panicked.
Americans do not want blanket amnesty for illegal aliens.
A Harvard-Harris poll showed overwhelming support for the pro-America immigration reforms offered by the White House.
Trump was willing to trade protected status for so-called “DREAMers” in exchange for a 425 billion to fund the border wall, and an end to chain migration and the diversity lottery.
Americans recognize that the immigration bill should benefit American citizens and let immigrants in based on merit, not national identity or family connections.
So Schumer and the Democrats filibustered all immigration bills in an attempt to draw out the fight.
When that failed, Schumer, who mouthed words about compromise and bipartisanship, led his caucus to vote down the immigration bill backed by Trump – which was the only piece of legislation that had any chance of becoming law.
In response, the White House fired off a blistering statement that destroyed Schumer for lying about wanting to work on immigration.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The White House released a statement Thursday blasting Senate Democratic lawmakers for opposing an immigration proposal defeated.
“Today, the Schumer Democrats in the Senate demonstrated again that they are not serious about DACA, they are not serious about immigration reform, and they are not serious about homeland security,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. “Schumer Democrats chose to filibuster it because they are held hostage by the radical left in their party, which opposes any immigration control at all.”
The White House endorsed a bill proposed by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley during the Thursday votes which closely tracked with the Trump administration’s proposed framework. The bill included $25 billion for border wall funding, an end to chain migration, and an end to the diversity visa lottery program in return for a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children…
…While radical Schumer Democrats align themselves with the open border fringe, the Trump Administration will continue advocating for the American people. The next step will be for the House to continue advancing the proposal from Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman McCaul,” Sanders continued in her statement, appearing to endorse the bill moving through House of Representatives.”
Do you believe Democrats will pay a price in 2018 because they fight for illegal aliens instead of American citizens?
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