Chuck Schumer is trying to navigate a dangerous political minefield.
Any false step could spell the end.
And Chuck Schumer refused to answer one question that could put him out of a job.
The Democrat Party base is furious with Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
Sinema and Manchin refused to go along with a scheme to eliminate the legislative filibuster.
Democrats pushed to trigger the nuclear option on the filibuster to ram through legislation to make voter fraud easier by gutting voter ID laws and mandating universal mail-in voting and ballot-harvesting schemes in every state in the union.
Some Democrats urged Primary challenges to Sinema and Manchin when they run for re-election in 2024.
Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego expressed interest in challenging Sinema in a 2024 Primary.
The Democrat base’s anger put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to respond.
Predictably, Schumer sided with the socialists in his Party.
When reporters asked Schumer if he would support his incumbents against unelectable socialist Primary challengers, Schumer refused to defend Sinema and Manchin.
Now, Manchin and Sinema are so detested among many liberals that Democrats are openly discussing primaries against them — something that could threaten Sinema in particular in 2024. Schumer wouldn’t say if he would stay neutral or support Manchin and Sinema if they face primary challengers in the next cycle.
“I am focused on 2022, getting things done, and winning the election on 2022,” Schumer said. “I’m not at all focused on 2024 right now, and neither should anyone else be. That’s just how you lose in 2022.”
If left-wing Primary challengers defeat Sinema and Manchin in 2024, Democrats can kiss those Senate seats goodbye.
Should Democrats hang on to the majority in the 2022 Midterm elections, Schumer granting permission for leftists to Primary two of his caucus members could cost Democrats control of the Senate in 2024.
But Schumer is likely not thinking that far ahead.
He’s too worried about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launching a Primary challenge against him this year.
If Americans are wondering why Schumer tried to govern like a radical socialist despite the Senate being split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, it is because every political decision he’s made is designed to protect his Left from an Ocasio-Cortez Primary challenge.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.