Hypocritical Senator Chuck Schumer Should Take His Own Stinking Advise And Work On A Resolution ASAP!
In Senator Chuck Schumer’s Own words “No matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn’t hold millions of people hostage.”- but that is exactly what Schumer and his party are doing, right now! Paul Ryan chimed in late Saturday on Twitter to remind Schumer just how big of a hypocrite he really is.
In 2013—the last time we found ourselves in this position—here is what Senator Schumer said: "No matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn't hold millions of people hostage." He was right! You shouldn't. But that's exactly what he and his party are doing now. pic.twitter.com/nXfIzPGY1s
The substantive issue – the right of a new administration to rescind an administrative program not based on law – is pending. In an unusual move, days ago, the administration sought a direct appeal of the ruling to the Supreme Court.
Thus, the matter is in judicial hands at the moment, and even if the rescission order stands – as it should – it will not take effect until March 5. There is no great urgency on this issue. In any event, if the Congress wants to preserve DACA, members of Congress are free to pass such a law or include it in the promised upcoming revision of immigration law.
Congress has not done so, because DACA is not popular with voters. Even CNN pollsters indicate shutting that down the government to preserve this program is not a winning issue.
[Fifty-six percent] overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA – 49% say it’s more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority – while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important.