Like all Democrats, Chuck Schumer has been opposed to the reopening of schools this fall.
Schumer is suddenly saying that schools must open for the sake of the economy. Did Democrats just get some new polling data that made them realize they are on the wrong side of this issue?
The Blaze reports:
New York Democrat Chuck Schumer admits schools have to open or the economy won’t recover
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer admitted Friday that regardless of any other COVID-19 relief efforts, the economy won’t be able to recover unless the schools are opened, according to The Hill.
Schumer, along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have been locked in negotiations with the White House and Republican leadership, trying to agree on a COVID-19 economic relief package. Those talks have stalled, and Schumer criticized Republicans for not being willing to spend enough to help the country, which he said includes funding to help schools reopen safely.
“If we don’t open up the schools, you’re going to hurt the economy significantly because lots of people can’t go to work,” Schumer said. “Executive orders leave out schools altogether.”
See the video below:
Sen. Chuck Schumer: "If we don't open up the schools, you're going to hurt the economy significantly." pic.twitter.com/Ne5znhvk2y
— The Hill (@thehill) August 7, 2020
Why the change of heart?
HOLY COW — Chuck Schumer is now advocating to reopen schools for the fall semester. Their internal polls must be devastating.
Democrats are PANICKING.
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) August 7, 2020
LOL – Chuck Schumer is now saying that kids should go back to school. 😂
Ignore the fake polls from fake news – Democrats are losing big on every issue.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 7, 2020
— Ashley Brook (@AshleyBrook88) August 7, 2020
Schumer knows his party is in trouble.
Could there be any other explanation?