Schumer Gets Backlash From The Far Left Wing Of The Democratic Party

On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer surrendered and cut a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end the government shutdown.

A lot of Democrats are not happy.

In a rare public rebuke, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opposed the Schumer-McConnell deal.

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“I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,” Pelosi said at a press briefing shortly before the Schumer deal was announced.

The final vote was 81-18, but one-third (16) of the 49 Democrats and Independents in the minority voted against it.

Five of the sixteen Democrats are seen as likely 2020 presidential candidates. They include Senators Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Kamala Harris.

Murshed Zaheed, a prominent left-wing activist, called Schumer “the worst negotiator in Washington.”

“Today’s cave by Senate Democrats — led by weak-kneed, right-of-center Democrats — is why people don’t believe the Democratic Party stands for anything,” said Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “These weak Democrats hurt the party brand for everyone and make it harder to elect Democrats everywhere in 2018.”

Several left-wing organizations slammed the Schumer deal on Twitter.

Frank Sharry, executive director of the left-wing advocacy group America’s Voice, tweeted out his anger:

 

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