Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that Democrats will not let Republicans’ objections keep their agenda from going forward, according to Breitbart News.
On Thursday’s broadcast of CBS’ “Late Show,” the Senate leader said that while they are planning to give republicans “a chance” to put measures on the floor “if they vote no, like they did on the ARP, we cannot let that stop us.”
“What unites our caucus, from one end to the other, is we need big, bold change. The question is, how to go about getting it done. What’s the preference? That Republicans join us, that maybe what they did in ARP is no longer the case.
“And we’ll give them a chance, we’ll put things on the floor. Because there are a number of my colleagues who say, let’s give them a chance. But if they vote no, like they did on the ARP, we cannot let that stop us.”
He added, “Our caucus is going to come together and figure out the best way to get change, but failure is not an option. Change we must.”
Schumer said that the next budget bill to pass through the Senate will likely be President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan which combines a dramatic increase in infrastructure spending and green climate considerations, according to Breitbart.
Schumer and his party seem to be flying in the face of their own ethics when insisting that their agenda will move forward without Republican support.
Due to the massively partisan nature of the Senate in the days after former President, Donald Trump was elected in 2016, Democrats insisted that they should be considered in the Senate, even without the majority. That conclusion seems to have now fallen to the wayside.