Following yesterday’s deal to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit, Chuck Schumer had praise for Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and expected to see more of the same from McConnell’s caucus moving forward.
“I’ve talked to Mitch about this — I think the whole Republican Senate is different now,” Schumer said on Morning Joe on Thursday. “I don’t think Ted Cruz will recover so quickly. . . . I think the Tea Party and Ted Cruz have peaked.”
The New York Democrat said the tea-party members have now alienated their Republican colleagues as well as the general public after the shutdown. “I think you’re going to see a more mainstream, conservative Republican party,” he added.