“Are you going to be speaking to Mitch McConnell?” co-host Kaitlan Collins questioned Schumer. “How does that look?”
“Quit allowing them to lead your party, is what I’m going to tell the Republicans in the Senate that are not MAGA Republicans. Collaborate alongside us to get things accomplished. I hope to meet with Mitch McConnell to communicate this.”
“I plan to sit down with him and suggest we should really be working together,” he added. “You are not going to convince your party’s extremists to cooperate with anyone, but the rest of us should work together and accomplish some genuine things for the American people.”
Then, co-host Don Lemon posed the following question to Schumer:
“I’m curious what’s different. What will be different this time for the MAGA Republicans? You’ve said that before. Please cooperate with us. What makes this time different?”
“This time is different because they lost. The red wave turned out to be an illusion. And one of the key reasons, if not the main reason, was that normal Americans, including those in the middle, including Republicans, said, ‘I’m terrified of this MAGA.’ They are attempting to destabilize our democracy.’ The MAGA Republican strategy did not work, according to the numbers and the outcomes of the Senate and the House. The MAGA Republican nominee was defeated all over the board. If you are a decent Republican Party leader, you’d say that persisting to follow them is a recipe for disaster.”
It’s obvious that the DC swamp wishes to rid Washington of any America First elements. That should come as no surprise. America First advocates for non-interventionism, closed borders, and reining in Big Tech. This stands in stark contrast to the GOP’s typical strategy of importing cheap labor, pushing never-ending wars, and bending over backward for giant corporations under the guise of minimal government.
Overall, it’s not only Dems. who are working to cleanse the world of Trumpism. Establishment Republicans such as Mitch McConnell are working hard to restore the Republican Party’s previous Business First agenda.