From the moment Donald Trump took office, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has done everything in his power to prevent the President’s ‘America First’ agenda from becoming a reality.
A new poll released by Siena College shows Cryin’ Schumer’s ‘block at all cost’ strategy is hurting his standings among New Yorkers.
NTK Network reports:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been obstructing President Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda at every turn, and this tactic doesn’t appear to be sitting well with his constituents who, in a recent poll, gave Schumer his worst ratings ever.
A Siena College poll released on Thursday found that 37 percent of New Yorkers have an unfavorable opinion of Schumer, his highest unapproval rating ever. The poll also found that Schumer’s favorability among New Yorkers is at its lowest point ever.
This new poll suggests that Schumer’s constituents aren’t big fans of the Senate Democrats’ obstructionist strategy, which is evident in their refusal to work with Senate Republicans on fixing Obamacare.
The Washington Examiner recently reported on how Senate Democrats have also filibustered two-thirds of President Trump’s picks to fill administration posts.
Recently, Schumer fear-mongered his way through a Senate press conference, accusing President Trump of “actively trying to undermine the health care system in this country, using millions of Americans as political pawns in a cynical game.”
According to CNS, Schumer told the news conference:
Now, it’s getting clearer and clearer that Senate Republicans won’t be able to pass either their bill or a backup plan of repeal without replacement. We Democrats believe that the time has finally come for our Republican colleagues to take us up on our offer of working together to improve the health care system rather than sabotage it.
Evidently President Trump is proposing a different path. He wants to throw up his hands rather than roll up his sleeves to work with us and solve the problem. But let’s be very clear about what the president is proposing and where his path would lead. The President would not, be quote, “‘letting Obamacare collapse.’ He is actively, actively trying to undermine the health care system in this country, using millions of americans as political pawns in a cynical game.
By continuing to deny the insurance markets their certainty that they need to function, the President is playing a dangerous game with the health care of this country. So our Republican colleagues here in the Senate have a choice to make.
They can follow the President down a path that will lead to higher premiums, less care, and millions of Americans losing coverage. They can join President Trump in trying to sabotage the system and hurt millions of innocent Americans to try and make a political point that has failed already.
Or they can start today working with Democrats. We can work together to lower premiums. We can work together to stabilize the markets. We can work together to improve the quality of health care.