Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How Chuck Schumer is saving the Republican Party

NYPOST by Marc Thiessen -- 


As a conservative, I’m thrilled by the arrival of unified Republican government. But the politician I’m most grateful to in Washington today isn’t President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

It’s Chuck Schumer.

That’s because the Democratic Senate minority leader is doing more than anyone in our nation’s capital to ensure the passage of the most conservative health-care and tax reform possible — while working overtime to make sure that Democrats who voted for Trump in 2016 stay in the GOP fold in 2018 and beyond.

The biggest fear many conservatives had after the 2016 election was that Trump would be too quick to cut deals with the Democrats. He holds heterodox positions on everything from spending, foreign policy and entitlements to the minimum wage, trade and health care.

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