Chuck Schumer’s world was turned upside down by this Republican mutiny

Majority Leader Schumer has been a thorn in Republicans’ sides for years. Now they’re taking the fight to him.

And Chuck Schumer’s world was turned upside down by this Republican mutiny.

If you remember one thing about Democrats, know that they always talk about compromises until they wield the power.

Then they ram whatever they want down the throats of Americans no matter how unpopular it is.

Remember Obamacare? We do.

And there isn’t much Republicans can do. But what little they can do, they’re taking advantage of to make Chuck Schumer’s life a nightmare.

Senate Republicans caused procedural issues for Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Thursday, protesting Democrats’ decision not to have a full impeachment trial for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Republicans used their little minority influence in the House to transform routine unanimous consent votes into lengthy roll-call votes that consumed the chamber’s time.

Democrats hope to quickly block a Senate trial on two impeachment articles against Mr. Mayorkas if they are brought from the House next week.

Speaker Mike Johnson postponed distributing the papers this week to put pressure on Senate Democrats.

The Senate might dismiss the articles without a full trial by a simple majority vote.

Republicans demanded roll-call votes on Thursday to perform legislative business so that Mr. Schumer could appoint a district court nominee and to take weekend breaks.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine was the only Republican who voted with Democrats on both initiatives.

Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, voted with Democrats to recess for the weekend.

Mr. Mayorkas is accused of mishandling illegal immigration, including knowingly violating immigration enforcement laws and breaking the public trust by lying to Congress and the public about the southern border and his efforts to control it.

Democrats dismiss the claims as solely political and based on policy disagreements with President Biden, thus not requiring a full trial.

In a letter to Mr. Schumer signed by 43 of the 49 Senate Republicans, GOP lawmakers urged the chamber to “uphold its constitutional responsibility to properly adjudicate” the articles.

“Never before has the Senate abandoned this duty, even when certain members believed the basis for impeachment was tenuous at best,” they wrote.

“Two-hundred and twenty-seven years of Senate history mandates a trial.”

Senate Democrats have also responded by citing the GOP’s efforts to cancel two separate impeachment trials against former President Donald Trump.

Six Republicans did not sign the letter to Mr. Schumer, including Ms. Collins, Mr. Paul, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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