Chuck Schumer could not believe his eyes.
The top Senate Democrat just ran into a problem he had never seen before in his career.
And that’s because Chuck Schumer was just betrayed by the last person he ever suspected.
Chuck Schumer’s world turned upside down when Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke declared at the last Democrat Presidential debate that “hell yes” he was coming to confiscate Americans’ guns.
Schumer sought to distance Democrats running for the Senate in pro-gun states from O’Rourke’s anti-American extremism.
“I don’t know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O’Rourke, but it’s no excuse not to go forward,” Schumer explained to reporters.
But it was too late.
When the press asked O’Rourke about Schumer’s claim that no Democrats agreed with him, O’Rourke turned Schumer’s words around and declared the anti-gun Schumer was part of the problem as to why Democrats had yet to ban and confiscate firearms.
“Ask Chuck Schumer what he’s been able to get done,” O’Rourke ranted. “We still don’t have background checks. Didn’t have them when he was in the majority, either. So the game that he’s played, the politics that he’s pursued have given us absolutely nothing and have produced a situation where we lose nearly 40,000 of our fellow Americans every year.”
In a subsequent interview on CNN, O’Rourke walked back his criticisms of Schumer and focused on Republicans supposed “obstructionism” as the cause of Congress not passing laws allowing the government to march door to door and confiscate firearms.
“I mean, the Republicans are the most obstinate and the most obstructionist and the most in the pockets of the NRA, but it’s been a bipartisan problem that the Centers for Disease Control couldn’t even study gun violence, that here we are in 2019 and we still don’t have universal background checks or ‘red flag’ laws or we allowed the assault weapons ban to expire, even though it did so much good and saved so many lives,” O’Rourke raved.
But the damage was already done.
Schumer was already annoyed with O’Rourke.
In 2018, O’Rourke only lost to Republican Senator Ted Cruz by three points and raised an unheard of 80 million dollars for his Senate campaign.
Many Democrats hoped O’Rourke would pocket that political capital and challenge RINO Senator John Cornyn in 2020.
But O’Rourke passed on a second Senate campaign to mount a Presidential bid.
O’Rourke entered the Presidential primary to much fanfare, receiving a Vanity Fair cover shoot and raising over six million dollars on his first day as a candidate.
However, O’Rourke’s momentum stalled.
Homosexual mayor Pete Buttigieg was young and fresher and became the candidate of generational change.
Joe Biden owned the establishment vote.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were more radical on policy and gobbled all the supporters on the left.
And – finally – as a straight, white male O’Rourke could never be the candidate for race and gender obsessed identity politics voters.
That left O’Rourke struggling to keep his head above water and polling at one or two percent.
And he continues to make Schumer and other Democrats’ lives miserable by loudly declaring his support for wildly unpopular and anti-American gun confiscation.
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