Chuck Schumer and the Democrats are fighting tooth-and-nail to seize control of the Senate.
If Schumer were to be installed as Majority Leader he could block Donald Trump’s agenda and launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.
But Schumer just got the bad news that may doom him to defeat.
After months of lobbying by conservatives, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled the August recess.
My statement on cancelling the August recess: pic.twitter.com/yyAEUSMVQW
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) June 5, 2018
Senators who were scheduled to leave Washington on August 3 and return after Labor Day will now work for the remainder of the month.
In response to the announcement, outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) tweeted, “This is excellent news.” We have lots to do.”
This is bad news for Schumer and the Democrats.
They need to flip two seats to win the Senate.
But they have ten incumbents running for re-election in states Trump won.
Canceling the August recess means those Democrats’ Republican challengers will have the playing field all to themselves on the campaign trail.
Incumbent Democrats will lose valuable time to fundraise and campaign during the month of August.
And they will also be forced to take another month’s worth of votes to give their Republican challenges ammunition for campaign ads that they are obstructionists who only work against – and not with – the President.
Do you agree with Mitch McConnell’s decision to cancel the August recess?
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