Democrats are trying to push this under the rug.
According to Fox News, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed Democrats for believing “they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas.”
“We had a high level of bipartisanship in five different working groups. …And then all of a sudden the democratic leader and the speaker of the house show up,” McConnell said Sunday.
He added, “I want everybody to fully understand if we aren’t able to act tomorrow, it’ll be because of our colleagues on the other side.”
Gingrich responded saying, “This is classic.”
“In 1990, the Democrats blackmailed President George H.W. Bush into breaking his word on taxes where they said they wouldn’t agree to a budget agreement,” he explained. “In 2007 and 2008 when Pelosi was first speaker she basically passed terrible legislation, which president George W. Bush felt he had to sign, things which crippled the economy.”
“So what you have now is a power struggle where Pelosi and Schumer believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas,” he continued. You can read the full article here.
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