Pelosi Breaks With Schumer, Open to Supporting Bipartisan Fix to Family Separation Pelosi Breaks With Schumer, Open to Supporting Bipartisan Fix to Family Separation – NTK Network

Pelosi Breaks With Schumer, Open to Supporting Bipartisan Fix to Family Separation

Chuck Schumer told reporters that he would not support a legislative fix to the family separation issue. The House minority leader seems more willing to compromise on immigration.

By NTK Staff | 06.21.2018 @11:52am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) indicated that she would be open to a bipartisan compromise to fix the family separation system on Thursday, a public break with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who pledged he would support no legislative fix to the problem.

Asked at her weekly press conference if she would support a potential bipartisan “narrow” bill on family separation, Pelosi was neither enthusiastic about the idea nor as defiant as Schumer.

“I can’t urge anybody to support anything I haven’t seen,” she said.

In contrast, Schumer definitively told reporters on Tuesday that he would refuse to work on any permanent legislative fix on the family separation issue.

Pelosi tried to turn the table on President Trump and Republicans, claiming they did not adequately support bipartisan fixes to the immigration system in February. But the question was not about comprehensive immigration fixes, merely a narrower bill that would address family separations.

Pelosi criticized the current GOP bill for not meeting Democratic priorities. “Don’t call something a compromise that is a compromise amongst people who are too afraid to stick to their discharge petition pledge and now are folding with this fake bill,” she said.

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