Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is done with being the Charlie Brown to the GOP’s Lucy and their football.
Schumer pointed to his party’s ultimately futile efforts to appease Republicans on the stimulus package when the recession hit over a decade ago.
“We made a big mistake in 2009 and ’10.
Susan Collins was part of that mistake,” he said.
“We cut back on the stimulus dramatically and we stayed in recession for five years.”.
Schumer said he has “hope” that “now that Republicans have seen” what Democrats can do without their support, “they’ll realize they ought to try to work with us.”.
However, he emphasized again that Democrats are “not going to make the mistake” of relying on the other side’s support for a massive rescue package like before. »