Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has decided he has had enough of the Republican dominated Senate and is making some big claims. Senator Chuck Schumer was unanimously elected to replace Senator Harry Reid as the Senate Minority leader this past Fall.
He has taken issue most vehemently with the proposed defunding of Planned Parenthood, the immigration policy, and Donald Trump’s border wall plans that were submitted for congressional approval. While the majority of Donald Trump’s propositions have passed incredibly easily this one is more difficult. Even though the Republicans have a clear lead in both the house and the senate this situation is different. A spending bill needs a much higher approval to pass, and Senator Schumer is threatening government shutdown as the only way they will respond to such a budget.
Many are looking back on a similar situation that took place in 2013, just four years ago when Republicans tried to force Obama and the democratic congress to defund Obama’s infamous health plan. It was a failed attempt, and the results of the government shutdown were disastrous in some cases with hundreds of thousands of government employees directly impacted as a result.