Chuck Schumer moves to isolate MAGA Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made it clear at a press conference that he intends to isolate Republicans from MAGA in the next Congress.


Schumer said:

The fact that we got the 51 votes just gives us a great feeling, excitement, unity, encouragement, that way. And let me add that our caucus has been deeply grateful for Vice President Harris’ consistent schedule juggling to preside over a 50/50 Senate. She did a great job. We are grateful. It’s part of his job. But I think she did a lot of other good things. And now she’s going to have a little more time to do these things. Because she will need to be here less.

Then one of the things I hope to do as a leader is, even in this new electoral climate, to reach out to Republicans. There are a good number of Republicans in the Senate and the House, who are not MAGA Republicans, who know that if the Republican Party follows the hard right and the extreme members of their caucuses, they will continue to lose ground because they lost ground in 2020 and they lost ground in 2022 and 2018 in the House. And I intend to reach out to them and say, how can we work in a bipartisan way? And you say, oh, that’s never gonna happen. Well, look what happened this summer with 50/50. Of the six major bills we passed, five were bipartisan. And it’s not that all the Republicans followed us. But most have done it, enough have done it.

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One way to defeat MAGAs in Congress is to isolate them. There are far more non-MAGA members than Trump loyalists. If Republicans and Democrats can unite on important issues, the Trump fan club won’t have the political power it needs to do anything.

The strategy is to not give Trump’s MAGA the numbers it needs to succeed. The Senate has shown its ability to pass bipartisan laws. Partisanship and division are oxygen for MAGA and through cooperation American democracy can be saved.

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