'Schumer Surrender': Watters Says 'Cryin' Chuck Caved' to Trump on Shutdown
Jesse Watters said one high-profile New York politician bested the other during the three-day government shutdown.
Watters said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer "caved" to President Donald Trump, allowing members of his caucus to vote with Republicans to reopen the government.
In a move championed by Republicans, the Senate voted 81 to 18 to consider a motion to reopen the government. Both the Senate and the House passed the bill hours later.
Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky joined the minority in the vote to end the filibuster, with Sen. John McCain out of Washington recovering from cancer.
Senator Jon Tester of Montana was the lone Trump-state Democrat to vote with the 18-count minority, alongside 17 others which included Cory Booker and Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
Watters said Schumer ended his party's "feckless" opposition to a Republican funding bill, dubbing the development the "Schumer surrender."
.@JesseBWatters on how #Trump dealt with Senator @chuckschumer on gov't shutdown: "I don't think @POTUS comes out of this looking bad at all. He came & stood on principle & didn't blink, and now has a stronger hand going into future negotiations." #TheFive pic.twitter.com/vrGbDNLlNg
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 22, 2018
He said Schumer looks weak going into a two-week negotiating period before the next February 8 deadline.
Watters said that initially Schumer refused to consider wall funding, then consented to it being considered, then allowed it to be tied to any DACA legislation.
"Chuck does not look good here at all," he said, dubbing the senator "Cryin' Chuck," a name created by Trump after Schumer broke down in tears following the apprehension of several people at JFK Airport in New York City during the initial implementation of the travel ban.
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