Losing the shutdown fight, a desperate Mitch McConnell tries to deflect heat onto Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, leans in to speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., before his speech at the McConnell Center's Distinguished Speaker Series Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Mitch McConnell is behind the eight ball on the shutdown, trying to deflect attention and screw over Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

How do we know? This statement given to The Hill’s Alex Bolton from Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) that “after leaving a meeting with Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer says moving a package of judges could be part of year-end spending deal—but nothing’s set yet.”

The truth? Schumer’s Press Secretary Justin Goodman tells Daily Kos “Judges were neither discussed nor mentioned in the meeting.”

They also confirmed that with Bolton. Shelby wouldn’t have manufactured that all on his own. McConnell had to have sent him out with that quote.

Democrats clearly have the upper hand in the shutdown, with Trump claiming all the blame and sharing it with fellow Republicans. McConnell and team are trying to put Schumer on the hot seat with this lie, putting him on the defense against the progressive base. Not this day, Mitch.

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