Twitter Rips Schumer, Dems for Caving on Deal to End Shutdown: Worse ‘Negotiator… Than Trump’
By a vote 81-18, the Senate voted to move forward with a 17-day bill to fund the government — a move likely to end the government shutdown.
Essentially, all parties involved kicked the can down the road. And the early read on the deal is that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gave in to his counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). (And to President Donald Trump, for that matter.)
Progressive Twitter was irate. Conservative Twitter was ecstatic. The one thing they agreed on, Chuck Schumer caved. Here’s a sampling of the social media reaction.
Trump world and WH sources dancing in end zone: “Trump wins again… “ Schumer and Dems “caved… gambled and lost.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 22, 2018
The D base is not happy: “It’s official: Chuck Schumer is the worst negotiator in Washington – even worse than Trump,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed https://t.co/OIwt6XxUEA
— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) January 22, 2018
so, other than boosting Cap Lounge's business in the wee hours Saturday, what exactly did this shutdown accomplish?
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) January 22, 2018
I doubted it was possible, but Dems have actually lost a shutdown fight. Schumer has agreed to end the filibuster in exchange for practically nothing. Make no mistake: Schumer & Dems caved. What a political fiasco.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 22, 2018
I lived long enough to see the Republicans actually win a government shutdown battle. With Trump in the White House no less.
That's faintly ridiculous, frankly.
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) January 22, 2018
Can someone clearly state what exactly Chuck Schumer extracted from McConnell by shutting down the government?
— David Chalian (@DavidChalian) January 22, 2018
We now await Democrats’ spin about how this isn’t a cave
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) January 22, 2018
An inescapable fact: Democrats had a lot more to lose from this shutdown — politically speaking — than Republicans.
Why do anything to mess with a double-digit lead on the generic ballot?
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) January 22, 2018
leaked video of Schumer negotiating with Republicans pic.twitter.com/u2G0S9QeoB
— 181 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) January 22, 2018
Schumer: Ok, that sounds cool. https://t.co/1ab4xfe0AX
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) January 22, 2018
Schumer, the master strategist. pic.twitter.com/09YERDnE0t
— jon gabriel (@exjon) January 22, 2018
Next time Schumer goes home to Brooklyn the protesters will be out in force.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 22, 2018
This is a good example of the problem of bipartisanship.
In theory, it's a great thing.
In practice, the only thing it involves is ceding to Republican demands in exchange for nothing.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 22, 2018
Does the GOP tax plan give Mitch McConnell an extra deduction for his ownership of Chuck Schumer?
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 22, 2018
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 22, 2018
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