Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has asked: “non-MAGA Republicans” to collaborate with Democrats for legislation to be passed in the next two years. This is because each party is most likely going to have control of one of the two Congress chambers.
In an interview with the New York Times, Schumer said that he would be reaching out to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Republicans in order to create a work environment of collaboration instead of being forced into a stalemate.
Schumer added that the failure of Trump-endorsed candidates and MAGA has added some ground for Democrats to approach some Republicans. Schumer also acknowledged that not all Republicans have realized the failure of the former president and his movement yet.
Democrats have won the Senate majority, and the Republican Party is projected to win control of the House but will have a narrow majority. This in part is due to Democratic candidates performing much better than what had been anticipated by the polls.
Many Trump-backed candidates have failed to win key elections, which in part has cost the Republicans some key wins that could have helped their “red wave” materialize.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has called the midterm results a win for “team normal.” Billionaire Ken Griffin has also said that he was happy to see extreme candidates from both sides losing their races.
Schumer has not said in which specific areas he would like to see bipartisan collaboration.