Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants Republicans to stop embracing former President Donald Trump and work with Senate Democrats on bipartisan initiatives following the midterm elections .
In an interview with the New York Times, Schumer said he would like Republicans to work with Democrats in the Senate to try to bring in Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“I’m going to reach out to McConnell, and I want to say to non-MAGA Republicans, ‘Work with us; we want to do things here,” Schumer said Time Monday. “What gives us openness is that they know embracing Trump and MAGA is a failure. Not all Republicans know this, but many do.
Schumer told the publication he was “sincere” even though McConnell and the Republicans would likely decline the offer. He also explained that the midterm elections had unexpectedly helped Democrats strengthen their majority and that they will continue to try to pass legislation on climate change, gun safety and the cost of prescription drugs. .
He also acknowledged that Democrats won’t be able to get everything they want if they want to compromise with Republicans and work across the aisle, saying, “I will tell my party, ‘We’re not going to get everything we want; we’re going to have to compromise.'” He also added that “it’s much better to accomplish something than just leave a mark.”
On the other hand, McConnell on Monday said the close election results across the country showed how narrow the political divide was and appreciated that Republicans would end up with a very narrow majority in the House.
‘It seems the most likely outcome would mean that the American people have ended two years of disastrous one-party government by the Democrats,’ he said while saying the House needed to be ‘reinforcements’ to count. the radical policies of the Democrats.
“If the Democrats in Washington are unwilling to tip over to reason and common sense…if they don’t help us fix the way their policies are hurting families, they will meet stiff resistance from the important conference. Senate Republican that half the country elected to be their voice. ,” he added.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), who plans to run against McConnell when his party elects the Senate leadership, criticized him for siding too often with the Democrats last year, hurting them allowed to score victories to help the campaign. Track.
“The Republican leadership caved on the debt ceiling, caved in on a gun bill, caved in on a bogus infrastructure bill, and then we make it difficult for our candidates,” he said. said Scott Sunday on Fox News. “We need to start meeting as a caucus, not voting with the Democrats.”
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