Commercial real estate reporter Matt Schuerman says that Washington Republicans have forced Chuck Schumer into a bind, forcing him to choose between tax cuts (which, in this case, he opposes) and transportation money (which, in almost any case, he badly wants).
Here’s Schuerman’s take:
A cloture vote is expected Thursday or Friday, and Republicans need five Democrats to defect to even get the bill on the table. But even the most stalwart downtown boosters of the rail link, at least the ones we talked to, are doubting that Schumer will break party ranks. (It seems pretty unlikely to us too, for that matter.)
We’re waiting for a comment from Schumer’s office.
– Josh Benson