Democrats hope McConnell will keep his word on Immigration vote…

Democrats ARE pinning their hopse to get the DACA/Dreamers issue and other pieces of Immigration legislation up for a vote by the Feb. 8th next budget vote on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s word….

McConnell is gonna be under pressure from Trump and anti-immigration Republicans to NOT give much of anything to Democrats on a path to citizenship for illegal or legal immigrants ….

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will be under even MORE pressuer then his has been by the left of his party to get SOMETHING on Immigration…A failure to do so could cost him dearly…

Asked if she[ Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)] trusts McConnell to follow through, she added: “Chuck Schumer trusts him. I haven’t been party to that discussion, so I really can’t comment. But the strategy was to keep it affixed to a must-pass vehicle because there was great worry that the House wouldn’t pass it. The leadership did it this way; they must know something I don’t.”

Democrats are betting that passing an immigration bill will put pressure on the House and Trump

Instead, many Senate Democrats are slightly refining their strategy. They believe that if McConnell keeps his promise and the Senate passes a bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, that would put the onus on House Republicans to acquiesce or take the blame this time for failing to negotiate.

It’s a risky ploy, given how intransigent the hardline conservatives have been on immigration. But the minority has calculated that it’s the best move they have, rather than risk a shutdown dragging out and Republicans continuing to bludgeon them for refusing to approve a six-year CHIP extension.

“Plus, do they really want to start deporting third-grade teachers on March 5?” he added. “I don’t think so.”…

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Some GOPer’s would have NO problem seeing that third -grade teacher detained and sent back to a place he/she never knew….

2 thoughts on “Democrats hope McConnell will keep his word on Immigration vote…”

  1. No they wouldn’t.

    And that says all you need to know about the Republican Party and their supposed “values” as represented by their leader,Donald J Trump.

    Think about that next time you start with one of your well known corny defenses of them as somehow different from Trump.

    They’re not.

    1. Trump likes ya when he wins…
      Attacks ya when ya don’t do what HE WANTS….

      Fair weather friend, eh?

      Washington Post: “As negotiations to keep the government open stalled Friday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called President Trump and told him he should prepare for a shutdown. Trump, ever eager for a deal, responded by asking who else he should call and suggested he dial Democrats or try Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) again, one person familiar with the conversation said. But McConnell urged the president to sit tight and make the Democrats come to them, this person said. Trump paused, agreed, and then offered McConnell his highest praise: ‘You are a good negotiator.’”

      Politicalwire

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