Chuck Schumer Laments Republican Silence Over Trump: ‘There Is No John McCain Anymore’

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At a Wednesday night rally in Greensville, North Carolina, President Trump’s fans broke out into chants of “Send her back!” The cry, aimed at freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, was criticized by several Republicans and even President Trump disavowed the remark.

But the Republican criticism of Trump and the chant at his rally wasn’t entirely enough to satiate the objections of Democrats. On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the floor of the Senate to hit the president and his Republican colleagues for not having the courage to stand up firmly to the White House.

“The way the president appeals to the worst instincts of people — what was shouted and chanted at the rally last night, without the president upbraiding them — was despicable, despicable,” Schumer said. “And eerily familiar to what happens in dictatorships.”

He went on to say, “…the only way President Trump will stop is when Republicans on the other side have the honor, the decency, the courage to tell him to stop.”

Later in his speech, Schumer slammed them, saying, “…our Republican friends are silent, history will show this. This is a moment — there’s no John McCain anymore. When this kind of bitter racism emerged at his town hall meeting, he rejected it publicly.”

Here’s a clip of Schumer’s remarks on the floor:

The Senate Minority Leader was referencing a town hall meeting from the 2008 presidential election, in which an audience member said of Obama, “I have read about him, and he’s an Arab.” At that moment, McCain took the microphone from the woman and said: “No ma’am, he’s a decent family man, [a] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with.”

In his speech on the Senate floor, Schumer said that the interaction, “it went down in history as one of his finest moment,” before asking, “Where are the fine moments of my colleagues?”

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General Confusion
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Nearly 100% of the Republicans are confused as to where their spines are.

Screwtape
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Chuck U. Shmuck, when will YOU have the decency to denounce the anti-Semitic mouthings of The Squad? You are nominally Jewish.

When will you denounce the domestic terrorism of Antifa?

You are a liar and hypocrite, just like the traitors McCain, Flake, Ryan and Amash. That you fall back on FALSE accusations of racism means you and your party are completely out of ideas.

James
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When you have nothing, call it “racism”. When you run out of words at the end of a sentence, add “racism”. When you’ve lost an argument to a Republican, just call him a “racist”. That all would be an example of your stupidity; UNLESS you yourself are a “racist” which is probably the truth.

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