Schumer is being fired online for adjourning the Senate for the Memorial Day recess after blocking the GOP school safety bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) was torched online for allowing the US Senate to adjourn into Memorial Day recess after blocking passage of a Republican school safety bill.

Schumer tried to condemn Republicans for defying gun control regulation after the horrifying Texas school shootings, but many deemed it a toothless attack when Democrats went on a week-long hiatus.

The Democratic Leader claims that he wanted to give the negotiations a chance before forcing a vote on gun control.

“If these negotiations do not bear fruit, the Senate will vote on gun safety legislation when we return. But despite our deep skepticism, we hope that this week Democrats and Republicans will finally agree on something meaningful that will truly reduce gun violence in America,” Schumer said in a Senate speech.

He has also indicated that there would be no gun control laws and that people should instead vote for the Democrats in November.

Schumer’s attacks on Republicans before leaving for vacation drew heavy criticism on social media.

“Democrats are already declining calls for more security and single entry points for schools (refusing to allow single entry points with multiple exits is possible). They just want gun control, which won’t pass the Senate. That is, they want the problem, not the solution”, tweeted Talk show host Erick Erickson.

“No one’s forcing Chuck Schumer to do this” answered Jim Geraghty of National Review. “Gun control activists often complain that lawmakers waste momentum and public attention after horrific mass shootings. But it’s not as if the GOP has a secret mind control ray influencing Democratic leaders in Congress. Schumer, Pelosi, etc. choose this. ”

“Chuck Schumer would like to see more school shootings for his fundraiser,” responded Andrew Pollack, the father of a victim of the Parkland shooting.

“Republicans have introduced a school safety law. Democrat Chuck Schumer prevented a vote on it. But please keep telling me that this is not all political. They won’t even debate it and put it to a vote. Don’t you like the bill? Vote “No” tweeted Talk show host Jason Rantz.

Even some on the left were outraged that Schumer didn’t push Republicans harder.

“Pathetic. We’re looking for Republican votes to pass scraps of legislation, rather than fight to force a few members of our own party to use their power to pass serious legislation to stop children being butchered in schools. Schumer has to go.” said Progressive activist Kai Newkirk.

“When this country suffers a terrible tragedy, you can always count on @SenSchumer to head straight off on another vacation with nothing to do.” said progressive author Don Winslow.

While Schumer denied this in his most recent statement, some thought he was trying to protect some Democrats from having to defend a gun control vote in challenging districts.

“Everything you need to know about how Democrats privately view gun control: Schumer has put senators on record on abortion, but won’t do the same on gun control,” Erick Erickson observed.

Here’s more about the Congress going on vacation:

Gun safety bills don’t go immediately to Senate, Schumer indicates New York Post Schumer is being fired online for adjourning the Senate for the Memorial Day recess after blocking the GOP school safety bill

Laura Coffey

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