Schumer slams Trump for demanding an end to partisan investigations Daily Mail Online

Schumer slams Trump for demanding an end to partisan investigations   Daily Mail Online


Schumer slams Trump for demanding an end to partisan investigations Daily Mail Online The U.S. Senates top Democrat fired a warning shot at President on Wednesday, saying he only demanded during his State of the Union address that House Democrats back off from partisan investigations because hes afraid of them. Chuck Schumer, the Senates minority leader, mocked the presidents call for bipartisan cooperation instead of foolish opposition from the House majority now led by Democrat Nancy Pelosi.   An economic miracle is taking place in the United States, Trump said Tuesday night, and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous, partisan investigations. If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cant be war and investigation. It just doesnt work that way, the president scolded. Hes scared, Schumer said hours later during an interview on CNNs New Day program. Hes got something to hide. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday morning that President Donald Trump only demanded an end to congressional investigations during his State of the Union address because hes scared of them Hes got something to hide, Schumer said of the president, who faces a raft of new Capitol Hill probes led by the new Democratic House majority Schumer has been gleefully anticipating probes from the other end of the Capitol, focused on everything from White House securiy clerances to so far unsubstantiated claims that his 2016 campaign aides colluded with Russian agents to help tilt the election.  Schumer scoffed at the idea that Trump has any place asking for the soft glove treatment.  One of the functions of the Congress, the Article I section of government, from the days of the founding fathers, was oversight of the executive branch, he told CNN host John Berman. And the president says, “If you investigate me, Im not going to make progress.” Thats already doing what he did with the shutdown, holding the American people hostage. You know what I think it shows, John? Hes scared. hes got something to hide. Vice President Mike Pence said in a CBS interview while Schumer was talking on CNN that Trump was only complaining Tuesday night about partisan investigations  Because if he had nothing to hide, Schumer concluded, hed just shrug his shoulders and let these investigations go forward. Hes afraid of them. On CBS This Morning, Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged that congressional oversight is a part of the checks and balances of our system. Pence said that Trump was only referring to partisan investigations. You know his feelings about investigations on Capitol Hill, said Pence, who served 12 years in Congress before becoming Indianas governor.  We dont object to oversight. Thats the proper role of committees in the Congress. But when it takes on a partisan tint, when it seems more intent on becoming a forum for invective against the president and the administration, the American people expect better.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the 29 year old socialist who has emerged as a Democratic Party leader, said on NBC that Trumps demand was, frankly, kind of bizarre. I dont think that investigations into federal misconduct have anything to do with our economy. A CBS News poll found 76 per cent of Americans who watched the State of the Union approved of it. Schumer drew Trumps ire Tuesday afternoon by offering a pre buttal to a State of the Union speech he hadnt heard. Trump began his speech with a call for bipartisan unity, but insisted on a my way or the highway approach to immigration and other contentious issues Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the 29 year old socialist who has emerged as a Democratic Party leader, said on NBC that Trumps demand was, frankly, kind of bizarre Perhaps even more empty than his policy promises are President Trumps calls for unity each year. … In the past hes called for unity and hes forgotten about it by the next morning, he told reporters. Every year, the president wakes up and discovers that the desire for bipartisanship and unity is ephemeral. He doesnt really feel it. Hes told hes supposed to say it at the State of the Union, and then its gone. During a lunchtime meeting with television anchors at the White House, an annual tradition, Trump dismissed Schumer as a nasty son of a b asterisk asterisk asterisk h.   On Wednesday, Schumer said there was very little nice to say about the State of the Union.  Its sort of like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. And the excitement and enthusiasm was all in the Mr. Hyde part. The president was political, divisive, calculating, even nasty at times. You know, you cant talk about comity and working together and give a speech that is so divisive. That just doesnt fly.  The comments below have not been moderated. By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. 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