Well That Didn’t Last Long… Schumer Says Dems Might Go It Alone on Relief Package

Comity? Bipartisanship? Who needs it?! Chuck’s got the gavel and he’s not afraid to use it.

Democrats will move forward on U.S. President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief plan without Republican support if necessary, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday.

Schumer said:

“We want to work with our Republican colleagues to advance this legislation in a bipartisan way. But the work must move forward, preferably with our Republican colleagues, but without them if we must.”

Translation: We want you to vote for our proposal, but if you don’t, we’ll just pass it without you.

It’s not clear that Schumer can follow through. With the filibuster still in place, he needs 60 votes to pass the relief proposal, and it doesn’t look like 10 Republicans have pledged to cross the aisle.

He could be threatening the ‘nuclear option’ early, which is where a simple majority of the Senate votes to change the rules.  We’ll see if the Democrat holdouts that don’t want to change the filibusters, Simena (D-AZ) and Manchin (D-WV), stick to their guns.

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  1. Jim
    Reply

    Why are you not providing anything newsworthy .

  2. Carbine Williams
    Reply

    Too bad most of these cretins weren’t taken out by the riot mob on the sixth.

  3. William J Vital
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    The relief package should only include assistance for U.S. Citizens, small business (who are not partially/totally owned by any politician), and towns/cities/states who did NOT allow ANTIFA/BLM terrorists destroy areas within their domain. No funds should be allowed to go to any other country, especially places who are not friendly to the U.S.A., and illegals should not get even a dime of taxpayer funds.

    • Junior Garber
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      I just don’t get what is so hard to understand about the word “illegal”? If they are in our country illegally, the only thing they should get is a swift kick in the butt on their way OUT!

  4. melva j levick
    Reply

    they take enough from americans. Cut their pay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They dont earn it anyway

  5. Linda L Haines
    Reply

    Let the money come out of the pockets of congress. They put the country in debt with their votes, the American people pay taxes and the congress spends it on what ever including giving it to foreign countries. It’s their fault we are trillions of dollars in debt, let them pay!

    • Sitala
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      Yes Linda, whyis it the people that pay these bums don’t get to say what their pay would be. If we did, they wouldn’t be rich enough to fly around in their private plans and find ways to spend our hard earn cash.

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