Chuck Schumer just blew it.
Schumer’s latest gaffe may be the worst mistake of his political career.
Chuck Schumer made a confession so damaging it could destroy the Democrat Party.
Schumer’s under fire for mismanaging his caucus and blowing the opportunity to pass Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending agenda.
Under the reconciliation rules Schumer used to try and ram this socialist scheme into law, Schumer needed just 51 votes.
That required all Democrats remaining united.
But West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin told Schumer last July he would only support $1.5 trillion in new socialist spending and not the $3.5 trillion Biden proposed.
Instead of telling Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this reality, Schumer let vulnerable Democrats in the House vote on a $3.5 trillion bill that had no chance of becoming law.
Schumer then made Manchin out to be the bad guy as Schumer let Democrats think Manchin blindsided the party with opposition.
To make matters worse, Schumer then held a doomed vote on nuking the legislative filibuster so Democrats could ram through legislation eroding voter ID laws and expanding universal mail-in voting and ballot harvesting to all 50 states.
The legislation would end competitive elections in America and guarantee perpetual Democrat Party rule.
But Manchin and Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema said for months they would not eliminate the filibuster.
Instead of protecting his swing-seat members – which is one responsibility of a majority leader – Schumer forced them on the record to take a vote that poisoned the well for them with the base of the Democrat Party.
Now both will likely face primary challengers in 2024 with the most serious threat being socialist Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego running against Sinema.
Schumer further compounded his error by hanging Manchin and Sinema out to dry when Schumer refused to say he would support either one if they faced a primary challenger from the socialist wing of the party.
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.”
The only seat Schumer is interested in protecting is his own.
Schumer continues to bend over backwards to placate the left out of fear that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will primary him later this year.
But in planting his flag with the socialist wing of the party Schumer opened Democrats up to massive defeat in 2024.
A socialist like Gallego defeating Sinema combined with a dispirited Democrat base in West Virginia – a state Donald Trump carried by 39 points in 2020 – could hand both seats to Republicans.
And depending on how the 2022 and 2024 elections shake out, those two seats could put the GOP at a 60-seat – and filibuster-proof – majority when Congress convenes in 2025.
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