Schumer Calls on Trump to ‘Abandon The Wall’ to End the Shutdown — It Doesn’t Look Likely

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently threatened a prolonged shutdown during a speech on the Senate floor.

Schumer has been an outspoken critic of the border wall and says he will not change his strategy due to the recent government shutdown.

“It will never pass the Senate, not today, not next week, not next year. So President Trump, if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall, plain and simple,” said Schumer.

Schumer claimed that the shutdown would not be over until President Trump compromises and stops pushing for the border wall.

“When those negotiations produce a solution that is acceptable to all parties — which means 60 votes in the Senate, a majority in the House, and a presidential signature — at that point, we will take it up here on the Senate floor,” Schumer said.

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However, Republican lawmakers claim that Trump backing down from the fight is highly unlikely due to the need for higher border security and his desire to deliver on campaign promises.

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Although Democrats have been known to be opposed to strict border security, Schumer claimed that was not the truth.

“I’ve heard the president and his allies in the media say that Democrats don’t support border security. Nothing could be further from the truth. Democrats have always been for smart and effective ways to secure our border,” he said. “We are pushing for technology, like drones and sensors, and inspection equipment.”

Trump has said that they are looking into options, but suggestions from Democrats are not enough to ensure a strong border. It is uncertain how long the shutdown will last or who will eventually give in to a solution.

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ron
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chucky why are you against the wall? just the idea that it will help stop the flow of drugs coming into the country should be a good enough reason to build it. $5B is not that much when you consider how much our government waste.

Susan Driver
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Susan Driver

Upchuck schumer is at it again, I see.

Pat Warnock
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President Trump, stand firm – face Chuck down.

Rosstaman
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To begin with, Chuckie is an embarrassment to most of the New Yorkers north of New York City. His one crusade in life at this point is to go against anything Trump is for, even though he supported border security previously. He and most of his cohorts are hypocritical idiots living in ivory towers. They seem to have no clue or regard for what sensible Americans feel and think.

MariaRose Randazzo
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Schumer will continue to rant and block just to appear as a “morally right” individual. His pockets are lined by anti-Trump supporters. He and his crony Pelosi haven’t offered any solutions period and blame Trump for everything.
If his paycheck and every elected official was affected by the shutdown, he would not be presenting this stance. His office was shut down Friday morning and refused all calls. #Shumershutdown3

KhyberRifle
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Chuckie is repeatedly exposed as the leftist hypocrite he is: he could have legislatively killed 2 birds with 1 stone: created a path to citizenship for the ‘dreamers’ ; and, secured the border to deter the party crashers (who can screw up the whole party).

banstan
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Our favorite lefty here, philly pointed out in one her comments that back in February of this year, 32 dims supported 25 billion for the wall. Why can’t ANYBODY explain how that change is supporting border security? What has changed since then other than the dims commitment to NOT give Trump anything he wants. It’s become personal to them and NOTHING will get down until that changes.

banstan
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“They opposed closing loopholes for asylum that flood our system with merit-less claims, they opposed ending catch-and-release.” You are correct, Screw, chuck’s response about “tech” is just posturing.

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