The government shutdown is nearing its end after less than three days. Sen. minority leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats insisted on a provision in the new short-term continuing resolution bill to protect dreamers—those immigrants who came to the U.S. at an early age and lost their Obama-era federal protections from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act under Trump—while Republicans said they wouldn’t negotiate on immigration, and used a children’s insurance program (CHIP) as a bludgeoning weapon to get Democrats to cave. Recent polls indicated that most Americans believe the Republicans were to blame for the shutdown, but that didn’t matter—in less than 72 hours, with nothing on the DACA front besides a worthless promise from Mitch McConnell, Schumer gave in. Here’s his explanation, via tweet:
In other words, he's trusting “assurances” from McConnell, who will inevitably screw him over—along with the dreamers—when he either refuses to vote on DACA, or marshals enough votes to kill it for good. Make no mistake: This is an abandonment. And 32 fellow Democrats—basically, everyone who isn't planning to run for president in 2020—went along with him.
Here's what Twitter had to say: