Molly Prince, DCNF
A handful of left-wing groups wrote a letter to New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday criticizing the minority leader for “failing” the progressive base by not blocking Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
“The Supreme Court is on the line, and you are failing us,” the letter read. “Your job as Senate Democratic leader is to lead your caucus in complete opposition to Trump’s attempted Supreme Court takeover and to defend everyone threatened by a Trump Supreme Court.”
Democratic Senate Judiciary members have continually attempted to suspend the confirmation process while left-wing activists shouted down the Republican senators. Protesters screamed, chanted and cheered on the Democratic intervention 63 times throughout the hearing Tuesday. Many of the disrupters were removed from the room by police.
During the weekend Schumer led a meeting with Senate Judiciary Committee members to coordinate a strategy for obstructing the confirmation, reported The Washington Examiner. Regardless, the aforementioned progressive groups accused the minority leader of sacrificing the Supreme Court in order to keep Democrats from losing seats in the Senate, calling the so-called strategy both “strategically and morally wrong.”
“The Democratic Party’s progressive base expects nothing less than all-out resistance to Trump’s dangerous agenda. They want to elect candidates who will stand up for the people Trump threatens, not ones who compromise or cower as he and Republicans run the table in Congress and the courts,” the letter continued. “They understand the stakes of this Supreme Court fight. They know that we can win, but only if you lead.”
Thirteen progressive groups signed the letter including DailyKos, Demand Progress, Democracy for America and the Women’s March.
Schumer’s office did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request to comment.
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