Chuck Schumer told one giant lie that just doomed the Democrats to defeat
Chuck Schumer is walking on eggshells.
That’s because the top Senate Democrat is in full damage control mode after another top Democrat put the party between a rock and a hard place.
And Chuck Schumer told this giant lie that just doomed the Democrats to defeat.
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke tried to salvage his failing Presidential campaign by turning his candidacy into a single issue crusade to confiscate millions of firearms in America.
To that end O’Rourke thundered that “hell yes” Democrats were going to confiscate Americans’ so-called “assault weapons.”
For years Democrats claimed they only wanted “common sense” gun control and that no one was coming for Americans’ guns.
Schumer knows the Democrats needed to flip Senate seats in pro-gun states like Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina if they have any hope of winning back the Senate so he flailed about trying to put out this fire.
But in doing so, Schumer told one massive whopper: he said he didn’t know a single Democrat who agreed with O’Rourke.
The Daily Caller reports:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that he didn’t know of any Democrats who support the mandatory gun buybacks proposed by Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke.
Justin Murphy, of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle in New York, asked Schumer to comment on the subject — specifically regarding President Donald Trump’s complaints that O’Rourke’s extreme position has forced an impasse with Democrats who might otherwise work with Republicans on gun control.
“Asked about @realDonaldTrump blaming @BetoORourke’s gun removal comments for making it harder to pass gun control, @SenSchumer says: ‘I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke, but it’s no excuse not to go forward,’” Murphy tweeted.
That is a lie.
Several top Democrat Presidential contenders like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Corey Booker all support some form of gun confiscation.