After the contentious 2018 midterm election, America seems more divided than ever before.
Thankfully, there’s at least one thing almost every liberal and conservative voter can agree on: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer needs to go.
And according to this poll, voters say he needs to go NOW.
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Schumer made a fatal blunder this week when he told voters he’d consider supporting part of President Donald Trump’s border security requests.
Conservatives were outraged that Schumer would put a price tag on American safety.
Liberals were furious he would even consider spending a single dime on a Trump-backed project.
The political backlash was swift — but unlike past political blunders, this time there’s no sign of the blowback slowing down.
Experts say this shows just how dangerous Schumer’s political position has become. Regularly polled as one of the most unpopular people in America, Schumer’s grasp on Democratic party control after the border comments has become very, very weak.
In fact, only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are more unpopular than Schumer, according to Real Clear Politics.
In a late October Economist/YouGov poll, Schumer had only a 30 percentage point approval. 51 percent of Americans thought negatively of the New York Democrat.
Despite two years of nonstop media attacks, even President Donald Trump polled at 45 percent approval in that poll.
Considering how liberal that poll is, that’s a tough pill to swallow for Schumer.
Progressive activists aren’t just mad about Schumer’s border compromise, either. They’re angry that he hasn’t been able to stop — let alone slow down — Trump’s record-setting judicial nominations.
“Mitch McConnell is in the middle of stealing the federal courts for conservatives, and Democrats continue to bring a butter knife to a gunfight,” Brian Fallon, the far-left leader of the group Demand Justice, said after Schumer agreed to Trump’s nominees in August. “It is hard to think of a more pathetic surrender heading into the Kavanaugh hearings.”
The list of grievances against Schumer is growing — and liberal activists are starting to foam at the mouth.
ThinkProgress, a far-left organization, wrote to it’s members on Tuesday to remind them the number of times Schumer had failed them —
In addition to clearing the way for numerous Trump judicial nominations, Schumer has condemned fellow Democrats while calling for more “civility” in politics, enabled the repeal of financial regulations put in place after the Great Recession, praised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), praised the president for moving the U.S. embassy in Israel, backed the confirmations of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, FBI director Christopher Wray, CIA director Mike Pompeo, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Veteran Affairs Secretaries David Shulkin and Robert Wilkie, and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.
For decades, Schumer was leading the angry liberal mob against his political rivals.
Now, like the mob always does, they’ve finally turned on their own. Now they’re demanding the New York Democrats’ head — and conservative voters aren’t inclined to stop them.
That’s very, very bad news for Schumer.
— The Horn editorial team