The fight is the first sign of an emerging strategy for Democrats who are looking to force their Republican counterparts to respond to Trump’s campaign promises. Forcing the coal-country fight into the government spending debate allowed Democrats to publicly shame Republicans — although it’s unclear where Trump stands on the measure.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer told reporters Thursday that the issue could easily unite Democrats and Trump.
I suppose that's possible.
“I hope our new president-elect, who talked and got to know the miners, will speak out,” Schumer said. “We don’t care about partisanship.”
That's not and I'm good with it. You go, Chuck!