Sen. Schumer repeatedly says that “Everyone knows that the House bill can’t pass the Senate.” I don’t doubt that Sen. Schumer, in this instance, is a better vote counter than Nancy Pelosi is. (Remember that Ms. Pelosi told President Trump didn’t have the votes to pass funding for President Trump’s border wall. Last night, Republicans passed the bill that Ms. Pelosi said they didn’t have the votes to pass. PS- It passed by a 217-185 margin, hardly a nail-biter.) But I digress. Back to Sen. Schumer.
Sen. Schumer hasn’t say why he isn’t willing to push his members into doing the right thing. Make no mistake about this — building the wall is the right thing. Sen. McConnell is right in making this statement:
Yesterday, the House passed an amended version of the continuing resolution to sustain government funding and sent it here for our consideration. In addition to giving the entire federal government the necessary resources to operate into the New Year, this legislation also provides much-needed investments in disaster relief for hard-hit communities and in our national security, particularly the integrity of our borders.
In my view, this is legislation that would be quite uncontroversial in a more normal political moment — in a moment when both parties put the obvious national interest ahead of any personal spite for the president. I support the additional border security and disaster aid that the House added to the bill and I will proudly vote for it.
It’s not a radical concept that the American people’s government should be able to control the people and goods that flow into our country. It’s not a radical concept that physical barriers play an important role in achieving security, unless there’s a caucus of lawmakers who go to bed at night with their front doors wide open that I’m not aware of. What is radical, what is way out of the mainstream, is this absurd premise of the open-borders Far Left that achieving basic stability and law enforcement on our Southern border is somehow, in itself, uncompassionate, or discriminatory, or immoral.
It isn’t controversial. It’s quite sensible. Thanks to the MSM, Sen. Schumer hasn’t had to explain why he won’t contribute the votes to pass this bill. What he fails to understand is the fact that, while he’s on the winning side temporarily, this is a long-term loser for Democrats.
BTW, this afternoon, Sen. Jeff Flake voted against the House bill. That isn’t surprising considering how much he hates President Trump. Good riddance to that maggot. He won’t be missed.