Chuck Schumer rose to power in the Democrat Party based on the unflinching loyalty of his fellow Democrats.
But under the harsh glare of the 2020 election, that unity is fraying.
And now Chuck Schumer was just stabbed in the back by the one person he never suspected.
Democrats were horrified that Presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke tried to revive his faltering campaign by declaring on the debate stage that “hell yes” Democrats would confiscate Americans’ guns.
Chuck Schumer tried to put out this fire by falsely claiming that no other Democrat agreed with O’Rourke.
But O’Rourke didn’t take the hint and instead struck back by telling the outrageous lie that Schumer was a reason the government never took any action to ban and confiscate firearms.
Beto O’Rourke lit into Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on gun control on Thursday, accusing him of doing “absolutely nothing” on the issue.
“Ask Chuck Schumer what he’s been able to get done,” the Democratic presidential candidate told reporters after a town hall here, responding to Schumer’s recent dismissal of O’Rourke’s call for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons. “We still don’t have background checks. Didn’t have them when he was in the majority, either. So the game that he’s played, the politics that he’s pursued have given us absolutely nothing and have produced a situation where we lose nearly 40,000 of our fellow Americans every year.”
O’Rourke’s remarks came after the Times Union in New York reported that Schumer, on a call with reporters, appeared to brush off O’Rourke’s proposal for a mandatory buyback of assault weapons.
“I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke, but it’s no excuse not to go forward,” Schumer said, according to the report.
Schumer needs to lie.
Democrats’ path back to the White House and a Senate majority runs through pro-gun red states.
O’Rourke admitting Democrats are coming for Americans’ guns just pushed those victories a little further out of reach.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.