Donald Trump caught Chuck Schumer red-handed preparing this trap
Chuck Schumer thought he was on the cusp of a great victory.
But it wasn’t to be.
And Donald Trump caught Chuck Schumer red-handed preparing this trap.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had a plan.
He figured if he could hold back the text of a Senate border bill, he could spring it on Republicans at the last moment and use the threat of recess to force them to accept legislation that would codify nearly 2 million illegal aliens entering the country each year into law.
Sen. Krysten Sinema (I-AZ)– who is one of the negotiators on this bill – demanded a vote as soon as they made the bill’s text public.
“I hope that we vote as soon as this [secret] package is public — with enough time for senators to read of course,” Sinema declared.
In public remarks, Schumer acknowledged that RINO Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) served as his willing accomplice in this “Swamp” scheme to sell out the American people to the open borders agenda.
Schumer at Washington Press Club Foundation dinner says he and McConnell have been working closely to pass a national security supplemental.
“I guess you could say I got 99 problems, but Mitch ain’t one,” he said
“No, it’s a good joke,” he insists to crowd
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But former President Donald Trump shifted the dynamics in the debate by forcefully opposing the Senate border surrender.
“I think they’re making a terrible mistake to vote for the bill. This is a terrible, terrible bill for our country. It’s a terrible bill …. [It supports] 5,000 [illegal aliens] people a day coming into our country. Who is negotiating this bill?” Trump said at a rally.
Conservatives in the Senate slammed the ham-fisted idea of holding the bill text back until the last possible moment and then demanding a vote without giving all Senators adequate time to read the bill.
“There are rumors we could finally see a text of the mysterious “border deal” (that doesn’t secure the border) in the next 24 hours. Remember: GOP conference passed my resolution that we need time to debate and amend whatever bill we’re given. A single weekend doesn’t count,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) posted on X.
Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) wrote, “The negotiations have taken place in secret for months. We’ve been told it’s taken so long because the language is so intricate, complex and involving well over $100 Billion. If true, why rush the vote? I think we know why. The American people are so tired of this BS. Republicans should oppose these tired, undemocratic, and strong-arm tactics.”
This wait-and-hurry-up strategy is the go-to play for Schumer and McConnell when they ram thousand-page trillion-dollar spending bills through Congress at the last minute.
But conservatives are wise to this play, and it’s doomed to fail on the border sellout.