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Chuck Schumer: We’re Very Pleased With Our Government Shutdown

"Well, look, we're very pleased with how things came out," Schumer said about the government shutdown.

By NTK Staff | 01.23.2018 @3:04pm

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he was very pleased with the three-day government shutdown that he orchestrated during a press conference on Tuesday.

A reporter asked Schumer about criticism he has received from progressive groups that think Senate Democrats should have held out for a better deal from Republicans.

The U.S. government was shut down for 69 hours after Senate Democrats, at the urging of Schumer, demanded a vote on legislation to protect “dreamers.”

“Well, look, we’re very pleased with how things came out,” Schumer responded. “We’re a lot better off today when it comes to the cause of Dreamers than we were four or five days ago.”

Schumer then touted the argument he reached with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that would allow for an immigration vote by February 8.

“So, we’re very pleased with how it worked out,” Schumer said reiterating his belief that Democrats achieved a victory.

Schumer has been lambasted by progressive groups and members of the media for the government shutdown, which many now view as pointless and a considerable political defeat for Schumer.

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