Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) promised on Saturday that Democrats are going to “change America” when they “take Georgia,” a reference to at least one Senate runoff race that is set to take place in several weeks.
“Now we take Georgia, and then we change the world,” Schumer said at a political event in New York City following the media’s declaration that Democrat Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. “Now we take Georgia, then we change America.”
Chuck Schumer on the streets of NYC
“Now we take Georgia, then we change America!”
David Perdue in May ‘19: “The road to socialism will never run through Georgia” pic.twitter.com/x1Wpeh3nU6
— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) November 7, 2020
Democrats have called for eliminating the filibuster if they take the Senate, which would allow them to implement a far-left agenda that includes massive power grabs for the Democrat Party.
Included in those power grabs is giving statehood to Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. — which could result in four additional Democrat Senate seats, thus making it significantly harder for Republicans to ever gain control of the Senate in the future. Schumer has already said that he would “love to make them states.”
The Democrats, including Schumer, have also stated that “everything is on the table” in reference to whether Democrats will pack the Supreme Court with leftist judges in an attempt to skew the court’s power for partisan purposes. The idea of court packing is so unpopular that only 27 percent of Americans support it.
By Biden’s own words, he would be one of the most far-left presidents in history if he wins and has the ability to pass what he wants to. Biden said, “If I’m able to pass what I’m talking about, my administration would go down in history as one of the most progressive administrations in American history.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Biden’s vice presidential running mate, has been rated by a non-partisan organization as the most far-left member of the U.S. Senate, even further left than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Harris was confronted over this fact on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” where she struggled to respond.
Transcript and video below:
NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS HOST: You’re very different in the policies that you’ve supported in the past. You’re considered the most liberal United States senator.
KAMALA HARRIS, DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: I—somebody said that and it actually was Mike Pence on the debate stage. (Laugh) But—
O’DONNELL,: Yeah. Well, actually, the nonpartisan GovTrack has rated you as the most liberal senator. You supported the Green New Deal; you supported Medicare for All; you’ve supported legalizing marijuana. Joe Biden doesn’t support those things. So are you gonna bring the policies, those progressive policies that you supported as senator, into a Biden administration?
HARRIS: What I will do, and I promise you this, and this is what Joe wants me to do, this was part of our deal, I will always share with him my lived experience as it relates to any issue that we confront. And I promised Joe that I will give him that perspective and always be honest with him.
O’DONNELL: And is that a socialist or progressive perspective?
HARRIS: (Laugh) No. No. It is the perspective of a woman who grew up a black child in America, who was also a prosecutor, who also has a mother who arrived here at the age of 19 from India. Who also, you know, likes hip hop. (Laugh) Like, what do you want to know? (Laugh)
O’DONNELL: Well, I want to give you the opportunity to address this because at the Republican National Convention, President Trump made the case that Joe Biden is gonna be nothing more than a Trojan horse for socialist policies, for the left wing of the Democratic Party. Are you going to push those policies when you’re vice president of the United States?
HARRIS: I am not gonna be confined to Donald Trump’s definition of who I or anybody else is. And I think America has learned that that would be a mistake.
O’DONNELL: So just to button that up, because you have fought for Medicare for All. That’s not something that Joe Biden supports. If you become vice president, would you say to a president Biden, “You know what? Let’s—we should really be pushing for Medicare for All, not a public option. That’s just not gonna do it. That’s not my value”?
HARRIS: I would not have joined the ticket if I didn’t support what Joe was proposing. And so our plan includes expanding on everything that Joe together with President Obama created with the Affordable Care Act. By contrast, you have Donald Trump, who’s in court right now trying to get rid of a policy that brought health care to over 20 million people, including protecting people with preexisting conditions. And he’s doing it in the middle of a pandemic that has killed over 215,000 Americans.
If elected, would Kamala Harris advocate for Medicare for All, a plan Joe Biden doesn’t support?
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 26, 2020
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