(PatrioticPost.com)- Now that the dust is settling on the midterm elections, those who are left standing in the Senate are trying to move on.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer — who will likely remain in that position after Democrats retained control of the upper chamber — apparently has plans to meet with Republican Senator Mitch McConnell about plans for the GOP to ditch all “MAGA Republicans” who still serve in the Senate.
While making an appearance Monday on “CNN This Morning,” Schumer talked about approaching this next term of the Senate in a bipartisan manner, especially as the House will now be controlled by the Republican Party. Despite saying that, though, he added that he doesn’t have any interest in working with people who he believes are “MAGA,” and he also hopes that he can convince members of leadership in the Republican Party to do the same.
Schumer was asked what his message to other Democrats would be, and he responded:
“Let’s try to sit down with the Republicans and get something done. Just as importantly, I’m going to say to the Republicans in the Senate who are not the MAGA Republicans, ‘stop letting them lead your party. Work with us to get things done.’ And I intend to sit down with Mitch McConnell and express that.”
Earlier in the week, it was uncertain whether McConnell would even be in that position again. On Wednesday, though, he was re-elected as the leader of the GOP in the Senate, fighting back a challenge from Florida Senator Rick Scott. McConnell got 37 votes, while Scott got 10.
Schumer was sked by Don Lemon, one of the co-hosts of the show, why this time around would be “different,” and whether Schumer believed that McConnell and other Republicans would hear what he had to say.
The majority leader said he believed that the outcome of the midterm elections — in which the Republican red wave didn’t happen — would be the big difference. He explained:
“It’s different this time because they lost. The red wave proved to be a red mirage. And one, not the main reason but one of the main reasons for sure, was that average American folks, even those in the middle, even those who tended to be Republican, said, ‘I’m afraid of this MAGA. They’re trying to ruin our democracy.'”
In explaining what the message he’s convey to McConnell is, Schumer said:
“The MAGA Republican way didn’t work. If you’re a good leader of a Republican Party, you say continuing to follow them is a path to disaster.”
Democrats officially regained control of the Senate earlier in the week. Even though one seat is still undecided — with one of Georgia’s seats heading to a runoff election in early December — Democrats have secured 50 seats already.
The worst-case scenario for liberals is the same 50-50 split they had in this term, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote if necessary.