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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Meeting Between The Former President And Senate Republicans And Their Shared Extreme Hard-Right Agenda

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the on the reported meeting today between the former president and the Senate Republican conference. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Later this afternoon, Senate Republicans will welcome former President Donald Trump to Capitol Hill for a meeting about some of the top priorities of the Republican agenda moving forward.

One of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle predicted the meeting would be “an expression of unity.”

“An expression of unity.” I’ll be honest, it is getting harder and harder to differentiate between the Republican agenda and the extreme, hard-right, MAGA agenda. In many ways, they seem to be one and the same nowadays.

The topics up for discussion between Senate Republicans and Donald Trump today read like Republicans’ “greatest hits”: taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and more.

But when you take a closer look under the hood, it’s not difficult to see that these are all issues where Republicans are way out of touch with the American people.

Cutting taxes on the very wealthy and on corporations that don’t pay their fair share ? That’s what they want to do?

Social Security and Medicare, when 180 House members are part of the group that said we should cut them. And Rick Scott – running for leader from Florida – says we should cut Medicare and Social Security. Give us a break.

If that’s unity, the American people sure as heck don’t want it.