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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 02:27 PM

Rift Between Schumer and Pelosi Over Border Bill -- Wash Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/a-betrayal-inside-the-bitter-rift-between-pelosi-and-schumer-over-border-bill/2019/06/28/26fbb3b8-99bf-11e9-8d0a-5edd7e2025b1_story.html



By Mike DeBonis and
Rachael Bade
June 28 at 7:17 PM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her colleagues in a private meeting Thursday that she thought she had a deal this week with her longtime ally, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer: She would ensure passage of a more liberal border funding bill in the House, and he would back her up by persuading Democratic senators to fight for it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, she was blindsided. Nearly all Senate Democrats voted for a Republican-backed bill that kneecapped the House and marked the most embarrassing defeat for Pelosi in the six months since Democrats took over the chamber.

“Schumer destroyed all our leverage on Wednesday by not being able to hold his people,” said a senior House Democratic aide.

Schumer (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, believed Pelosi failed to deliver on a deal of her own. After House moderates revolted Thursday, Democrats had to discard a plan to send the bill back to the Senate before an end-of-month deadline.

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 02:31 PM

1. There is rift.

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 02:56 PM

2. More ammo for the "pass the torch" folks. nt

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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 03:15 PM

3. You gotta read the whole article...

Very strange dealings, but it looks like the House shafted Pelosi with the leftmost wing refusing to go with a bill that wasn't good enough.

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