Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., left, accompanied by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., gestures during a news conference on the economy, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Chuck Schumer Lets the Democrats Be Hijacked By a Third Party

The media is desperate to focus on anything other than the collapse of the Democratic Party. That is partly why there is so much day to day coverage of Trump. To focus elsewhere would mean the media has to focus on a crumbling wall of Democrat resistance, a crumbling Democrat party, and a party that does not know how to proceed. There is no better example of this than in the United States Senate.

For those who have forgotten, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat. In fact, it was considered big news when Sanders joined the Democratic race for President. Multiple media outlets ran reports on it and noted “Sanders, a long-time Independent, declared himself a Democrat while filing on Thursday. Sanders says he’ll run as a Democrat in future elections.”

Despite those promises, Sanders lied. He went back to the Senate as an independent with no intention of joining the Democratic Party after almost becoming its nominee. He only caucuses with the Democrats so he can get on a committee in congress with some perks. “‘I was elected as an independent; I’ll stay two years more as an independent,’ Mr. Sanders said.”

Now Sanders, the independent who refuses to actually join the Democrats unless they put him in charge, is trying to blow up the Senate Democrats.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is trying to keep the peace in the Senate Democratic Caucus, as Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) aggressive effort to push the party left is giving some colleagues heartburn.

The Senate minority leader convened a meeting last month between Sanders, a liberal stalwart, and a group of Democrats Sanders criticized for voting against an amendment he co-wrote to lower the cost of prescription drugs by allowing their importation from Canada.

One lawmaker described the atmosphere in the room as “frustrated.”

Sanders’s colleagues complained about an interview he gave to USA Today, a newspaper with the nation’s third-highest circulation, in which he said some Democrats lacked “guts” because they were unwilling to stand up to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, one of the most influential associations in the nation’s capital.

The Democrats refused to stand up to Barack Obama for eight years and in those eight years saw their party wiped out in close to a dozen states and vastly reduced in many more. Now the Senate Democrats, with ten senators up for re-election in states Trump won, is barely able to stand up to a man further left than Barack Obama.

But LOOK OVER THERE!!!! REPUBLICANS ARE IN DISARRAY!!!! Pay no attention to the Democrats.

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