Dozens of illegal aliens surrounded Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) home in New York on Tuesday demanding that Congress pass legislation immediately to give millions of people in the United States illegally amnesty and a pathway to citizenship.
“We want a Clean Dream Act,” the crowd chanted.
“When do we want it?” they chanted.
“Now!” they chanted.
— Daniel Altschuler (@altochulo) January 23, 2018
The so-called Dreamers — some of whom are recipients of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA – and potentially as many as 3.6 million illegals in all were reacting to the Senate vote on Monday to pass a Continuing Resolution funding the government until Feb. 8 that did not include any immigration amendments.
The crowd chanted in Spanish and English to Schumer; “If he won’t let us dream, we won’t let him sleep.” – READ MORE
If there’s one clear loser from the weekend’s federal government shutdown, it’s Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer.
As they reeled from the stunning cave, where Schumer negotiated an end to a three-day standoff by accepting a deal President Donald Trump and Republicans offered only a few hours into the shutdown, activists and fellow Democrats tore into the New York senator — even going so far as to get “#SchumerSellout” trending nationwide on Twitter.
Both democrats CAVED and Schumer Sellout are trending on Twitter.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 22, 2018
Aides and more junior leftist legislators complained out loud to media, calling Schumer a poor negotiator, and excoriating the Democratic leader for going into the shutdown in such a weak negotiating position that Trump was able to run circles around Democrats just by hanging out in the Oval Office, (reportedly) eating potato chips and watching Fox News.
“We went in with a very weak set of cards, with  people up for reelection,” one such lawmaker told The Hill. Another said that he was having a tough time handling journalists from his local paper. “Why did Democrats shut down the government?” he said they kept asking. – READ MORE
Democrats are losing Schumer’s Shutdown war in the media, which became apparent when Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) told George Stephanopoulos Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he’s ready to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall if that’s what it takes to get a DACA deal.
Such as this headline on Bloomberg News: “Shutdown Starts as Senate Democrats Block GOP Funding Plan.”
Or this one from The New York Times: “Senate Democrats Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight, Shutdown Looms.”
Or the Associated Press’ declaration that “Senate Democrats derail bill to avert shutdown.”
Even The Washington Post got in the act, with a headline declaring “Shutdown could hurt Democrats seeking re-election in Trump states.”
Such headlines provide a stark contrast to the media’s near-unanimous conclusion that Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and the first Republican congressional majority in 40 years made a huge mistake by shutting down the government for nearly two weeks in 1995.- READ MORE