A 2013 text from Chuck Schumer has resurfaced, and is raising eyebrows, as the the government shut down looms.
Schumer, who fought Trump’s border wall funding in the Senate vowed he would not receive one penny for border security.
IJR reported that Schumer delcared, “the bottom line is simple. The president made clear that he wants a shutdown. If he sticks to his position for $5 billion for the wall, he will get no wall, and he will get a shutdown.”
Schumer’s strong stance against border security, makes his newly uncovered tweet all the more curious.
Back in April 2013, Schumr responded to a tweet on a “path to citizenship” for illegal aliens.
— Jonathon Rush (@JonathonRushh) April 18, 2013
Schumer respond by stating that the way to crack down on illegal immigration is with a secure border.
Just days ago, Schumer demanded that President Trump “abandon” the border wall.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on President Trump to “abandon the wall” Saturday if he wants to reopen the government, saying Trump does not have the votes in the Senate to get it funded — hours after the government shut down over an impasse over funding for Trump’s signature 2016 campaign promise.
“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,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.
The partial shutdown began at midnight Saturday, a few hours after the House and Senate adjourned without getting a funding agreement to the president’s desk. The shutdown was expected to last at least a few days, with sources on both sides of the aisle telling Fox News that Washington could be in for a prolonged shutdown. The Senate adjourned Saturday afternoon and was not due to meet for a scheduled session until Thursday.
Vice President Mike Pence and Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney arrived at the Capitol Saturday afternoon to meet with Schumer to continue negotiations for an end to the stalemate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that “productive discussions are continuing.”
“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,” he said.