Many on the left feel let down by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) after he agreed to a deal to end the shutdown without a deal to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigrants.
So, some of those let-down constituents decided to air out their grievances in person — organizing a loud, large protest in front of Schumer’s New York City home Tuesday.
Schumer and other senators agreed to a deal they had rejected days earlier to reopen the government, with a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that they would discuss an immigration deal between now and the next shutdown deadline on Feb. 8.
“Look, we’ve advanced the cause,” Schumer said to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday. “What people have to understand, and I think most people do, most of the Democrats on Capitol Hill perfectly understand: We don’t have the levers of power. We have a Republican president, a Republican Senate and a Republican House, all three are the most anti-immigration that there is.
“So we have to be smart and thoughtful and careful about how we advance the cause,” Schumer concluded.
Schumer contends that the Democrats cut the best deal they could, and that if the shutdown had lasted too long, they were risking losing support for the "Dreamers."
Clearly, many disagree.