There’s an old story questioning why someone would trust a scorpion when everyone knows what a scorpion does.
People would think GOP lawmakers know by now that the Democratic scorpions scurrying around the Capitol will do what scorpions do – sting you at every chance.
Democrats have a history of lying – check their most recent failed presidential bid and the previous administration’s history of deceit – and they continue that streak within Congress.
Republican leadership is rethinking its relationship with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, after he betrayed a promise to allow a vote last Friday on President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director, according to a top Republican lawmaker who spoke to The Weekly Standard.
Schumer agreed to a Friday Senate vote for the confirmation of Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, in exchange for a GOP concession to delay Pompeo’s hearing by one day, The Weekly Standard reported Monday. The deal went awry when Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and other Democrats objected to the Friday vote, pushing it to Monday, sources said. Wyden denied knowing about any agreement between Schumer and Republicans to The Weekly Standard Monday.
A heated exchange between Schumer and Arkansas senator Tom Cotton on the Senate floor followed. Confronted with charges that he betrayed his word, Schumer said that his promise to allow Pompeo through applied to him alone and not that of 47 other Senate Democrats, according to sources that witnessed the exchange.
Republicans are more wary of Schumer the scorpion.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, who was involved in the agreement, denounced Schumer for his actions.
“He lied,” Burr told The Weekly Standard. “I don’t make the same mistake twice.”
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, echoed that stance in assessing how to deal with Schumer.
“I guess what we’re going to have to do is to find out when he does make a deal, is he speaking for himself or is he speaking for the Democratic caucus?” he said. “We assume that when you’re the Democratic leader you’re empowered to speak for your caucus. I think we’re going to have to come to some sort of understanding, and I’m not sure what that is yet.”
The understanding should be clear – don’t trust Schumer or Democrats lest you get stabbed in the back by the lying scorpions.
They are what they are, and they won’t change.
Source: The Weekly Standard