Chuck Schumer just issued a threat to Trump that left him red with rage
Chuck Schumer is back at it.
The Democrat leader in the Senate is threatening the President.
And what he challenged Trump with left him red with rage.
Democrats in the Senate successfully filibustered a disaster relief bill to provide aide to distressed Americans because they claimed Trump and the GOP did not agree to enough welfare for Puerto Rico.
The Daily Caller reports:
Senate Democrats blocked a $13.5 billion bill for disaster relief from recent floods, hurricanes and wildfires on Monday, arguing that the more than $600 million provided to Puerto Rico was not nearly enough.
The disaster relief package combined aid for a variety of natural disasters the country experienced, including support to southern farmers, California towns hit by wildfires and mudslides and states such as Georgia, Florida and North Carolina that were hit by hurricanes. Moreover, the legislation would provide funding to rebuild military bases in Florida and North Carolina that were destroyed during the hurricanes.
Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby amended the text to give Puerto Rico $610 million in nutrition assistance, however, Democrats argue Puerto Rico needs additional funds to bolster flood protection and repair the electrical grid, reported Bloomberg.
The disaster relief package was voted down by a vote of 44 to 49, falling short of the needed 60-vote supermajority to overcome the Democratic filibuster.
Democrats were outraged at $610 million included for food stamps for Puerto Rican residents as part of the recovery package from Hurricane Maria back in 2017.
Schumer and the Democrats think this helps them with Hispanic voters in 2020.
But they are allowing American citizens in the continental United States – as well as Puerto Rico – to suffer in order to score cheap political points.