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Schumer: Democrats Won’t Support Legislative Fix to Family Separation

The Senate minority leader demanded that President Trump fix the situation himself. He won't negotiate a legislative fix with Republicans.

By NTK Staff | 06.20.2018 @8:22am

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told reporters on Tuesday that Democrats will not support a legislative fix to the family separation issue on the border, demanding that President Trump fix it himself.

One reporter asked Schumer whether he will work to pass a bill that would keep migrant children with their parents, something he said he would refuse to do.

“There are so many obstacles to legislation, and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense [to pass a law],” the Senate minority leader said. “Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it. It’s an excuse.”

Another reporter presented Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) plan to end the crisis with legislation, but Schumer criticized efforts at immigration reform.

“When is there a point when Democrats will be willing to work with Republicans?” another reporter asked.

Schumer again reiterated his talking point, calling on Trump to fix the problem himself. He then talked about the bind Republicans find themselves in.

But another reporter pressed and told Schumer that they are refusing a deal to work with Republicans.

“Sixty-six percent of the American people agree with us. They are feeling the heat,” he responded.

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