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  • SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, GORSUCH'S VIEW ON TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN IS EVERYTHING

    02/25/2017 2:09:09 PM PST · by Tours · 50 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/7/2017 | staff
    Senator Chuck Schumer wants to make one thing clear ... ain't no way he'll vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court if he supports Trump's travel ban. The New York Senator was on Capitol Hill Monday night when he made it clear to our photog, judges need to stand up to the prez, especially on the ban. The confirmation hearing should be interesting ... how Gorsuch deals with the question ... how would you vote?
  • Howard Dean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison

    02/24/2017 11:00:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Max Greenwood
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean slammed Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Friday, predicting Schumer's endorsement will hurt Rep. Keith Ellison's (D-Minn.) bid for DNC chairman. “I think Chuck Schumer’s endorsement is the kiss of death,” Dean said at an event supporting rival DNC candidate Pete Buttigieg, the current mayor of West Bend, Ind. “Because I had to say no to Chuck Schumer when he demanded $5 million, because I said, ‘Chuck, you’re not getting it for the DSCC; I’m putting it into local races,” Dean added, referring to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. As DNC chairman,...
  • Schumer to GOP: Stop promoting Warren as face of Democrats

    02/22/2017 7:59:17 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is dismissing the GOP’s efforts to make Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) the face of the Democratic Party. “It’s not going to work,” Schumer said of the strategy, according to Politico. What prompted this retort? The NRSC is rolling out digital ad campaigns in states where incumbent Democrats face votes who put Donald Trump in the White House. They clearly want to make Warren the face of the Democratic Party: ... Red State Democrats’ Record of Voting with Warren: • Florida Senator Bill Nelson has voted with Warren 92% of the time. • Michigan Senator...
  • Chuck Schumer: ‘Hope of America’ Is Republicans Break With Trump

    02/22/2017 12:04:03 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/22/17 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said “the hope of America” was if Republicans break with President Donald Trump. Schumer said, “Let me put it like this when you talk to Republicans quietly, you know, in the cloak room in the gym, they are having real problems with him. Now, very few, John McCain to his credit, but very few have had the courage to oppose him even though they know he’s doing a lot of things that are against what America is all about.” .
  • Sen. Schumer Opposes Trump’s ‘Fake Tears’ Attack: ‘He Doesn’t Know Me’

    02/22/2017 10:58:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 21, 2017 | Chandler Gill
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) defended himself on Tuesday against President Trump's accusation that Schumer was shedding "fake tears" at a press conference. During an appearance on ABC's "The View," Schumer said Trump doesn't know him, and some topics make him emotional. . . . Who remembers the movie, ‘Free Willy?' When Free Willy escaped, I was taking my daughters to the movie, 8 and 4, and when he escaped I started to cry and they ran out of the theater, they were so embarrassed. Trump’s got it all wrong." Schumer then explained the importance of immigration in...
  • Chuck Schumer, the nomination game is over

    02/22/2017 6:45:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Kameron Gonzalez
    Senator Schumer’s publicity-driven obstruction of the Supreme Court nomination process is over before it’s begun Earlier this month, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went to work yet again to impede Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court — and he seems certain to again needle the nominee when his confirmation hearing begins March 20. Sen. Schumer, in his attempt to discredit Judge Gorsuch’s judicial independence, remarked that Gorsuch “avoided answers like the plague” after the nominee endured what must have been a vexing onslaught of pervasive and politically charged questions.
  • Schumer: GOP will ditch Trump by the summer (LOL!)

    02/22/2017 2:42:18 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/2017 | Al Weaver
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday that many Republican lawmakers will break from President Trump by June if he continues to push forward with his agenda.
  • Schumer: Dems Can Block Gorsuch, Effort to Repeal Obamacare

    02/21/2017 7:24:53 PM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Democrats in the Senate have enough power to block President Donald Trump nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Neil Gorsuch and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Schumer said, “They need 60 votes. And I believe — if Gorsuch keeps it up he’ll have a rough road to hoe to get those 60 on votes.” When asked about the Democrats power, he added, “We have enough to block to Gorsuch … People ask, do the Democrats have power? Are we in charge? No which means we...
  • Schumer: GOP will break from Trump within months

    02/21/2017 11:17:51 AM PST · by detective · 89 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted on Tuesday that Republicans will split with President Trump within months unless the administration changes course. "My prediction is he keeps up on this path...within three, four months you're going to see a whole lot of Republicans breaking with him," Schumer said during an interview with ABC's "The View." Schumer argued while most GOP lawmakers aren't yet willing to break publicly from the White House, they are privately having "real problems" with Trump's policies in his first month. "A lot of the Republicans, they're mainstream people. ... They will feel they have no...
  • SCHUMER:TRUMP ADMINISTRATION USDA IS HIDING CRITICAL INFO THAT HELPS PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY

    02/17/2017 2:51:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 56 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 2/17/2017 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    After More Than a Decade of Providing the Public With Access to Animal Welfare Records, the USDA Suddenly Pressed ‘Delete’ On Its Online Database, Which Includes Info on Whether Animals Are Being Treated Humanely At Facilities Across the Country Following USDA’s Decision, Schumer Says USDA Must Re-establish Transparency & Help Deter Future Animal Welfare Violations Schumer: Animal Advocates Should Not Have To Play Tug Of War On Transparency With New Administration’s USDA U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to reverse its decision to remove inspection reports on animal facilities and related animal cruelty information from...
  • Schumer: Reports of National Guard deportation plan 'despicable'

    02/17/2017 10:00:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/17/17 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blasted a report that the Trump administration is considering using the National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants for deportation, a claim that the White House has denied. "That's despicable," Schumer told reporters during a press conference on Scott Pruitt's nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. "That would be one of the most un-American things that would happen in the last century." He added: "I just hope it's not true." The Trump administration issued a strongly worded denial on Friday morning after The Associated Press reported that the administration was planning to mobilize...
  • Senate Dems plan all-night protest over Trump's EPA pick

    02/16/2017 1:14:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats are planning an all-night talkathon Thursday over President Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Asked whether Democrats are planning to hold the floor all night, a spokeswoman for Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) — the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee — confirmed that "that's the plan." A spokesman for Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) directed questions to Carper's office but noted that Democrats aren't planning to yield back debate time. The late-night floor drama comes after senators voted to move forward with Scott Pruitt's nomination earlier Thursday in a 54-46 vote....
  • It’s Time for President Trump to take off the Gloves

    02/15/2017 8:59:51 PM PST · by pboyington · 43 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    I think it’s safe to say that the Democrats are in a full scale psychotic frenzy. The Democratic Party, representing the elite and the entitled on both coasts and nothing more; a party that lost 209 counties in 2016 that Obama had previously won, is a party that has been thoroughly whipped. It is a party that has been chewed up and spit out by your average American. It is a party that has been mentally thrown on the ash heap of history by the American people. The Democrats have no message other than anyone disagreeing with their twisted view...
  • Schumer warns of possible cover-up by Trump administration

    02/15/2017 2:47:52 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Following an emergency Democratic caucus meeting Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) warned that Trump officials might try to cover up improper contacts with Russian intelligence. Schumer said there is legitimate concern that President Trump’s circle of advisers may try to destroy evidence that could shed light on the substance of reported conversations with Russian agents. “There is real concern that administration, transition and campaign officials may try to cover up ties to Russia by deleting emails, texts and other records that could shine a light on those connections,” Schumer said at a press conference outside the Senate chamber...
  • Chuck Schumer Threatened Trump Back In January – Saying, '...They Have Ways To Destroy People.'

    02/15/2017 1:49:03 PM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    In January, Chuck Schumer warned Trump not to criticize the intelligence community, because of all the ways they have to destroy people. I guess he was right. His exact words while speaking to Rachel Maddow were: “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” I watched the video, and I will list it here for the readers. I will never forget Schumer looking into the camera, and one could feel he was threatening President Trump, and it was chilling.
  • FLASHBACK: Schumer Coincidentally Predicted Illegal Intel Leaks on Trump in Veiled Threat

    02/15/2017 8:20:21 AM PST · by marstegreg · 38 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | February 15, 2017 | PPD Staff
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., about a month before political hacks in the intelligence began leaking information obtained illegally, coincidentally predicted it would happen in a veiled threat.
  • SCHUMER: Raids are Snaring "Law-Abiding Illegals"

    02/14/2017 10:04:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2-13-2017 | Sarah Ferrechio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Trump administration is rounding up and deporting "law-abiding" illegal immigrants and is demanding "details" about who is being targeted in a series of recent raids carried out by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. "I have always supported smart immigration enforcement that helps to keep our country safe, but raids targeting law-abiding immigrants and treating those with traffic violations the same as murderers and robbers will only achieve the opposite," Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement Monday.
  • 'There Is No Plan': Dreamers Fear Deportation After DACA Arrest

    02/14/2017 9:11:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ATTN ^ | February 15, 2017 | Charles Davis
    The Trump administration says the hundreds of undocumented immigrants it picked up in a nationwide sweep represent the worst of the worst, but a quarter of those arrested had no criminal record. And now Reuters reports that at least one person still detained had been granted legal permission to stay and work in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, or DACA. Over 680 people were arrested last week as part of a five-day “enforcement surge” carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE says the raids targeted criminals, but the agency has failed to release...
  • McConnell sets up votes on six Trump nominees

    02/13/2017 6:20:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    © Getty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is teeing up votes on six additional Trump nominees as Republicans try to end a Democratic slow walk of the president's picks. McConnell filed cloture on Monday night for Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Wilbur Ross to head the Commerce Department, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to be the Interior secretary, Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be Energy secretary. The move sets up initial...
  • Schumer Demands Immigration and Customs Enforcement Release Information About Raids

    02/13/2017 3:26:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 117 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 2/13/2017 | U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement demanding that immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) release information about the raids that happened this past week:"Reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted non-violent immigrant families over the past week are deeply disturbing. Undocumented immigrants live in fear, and they are confused and scared.““I am troubled by the lack of transparency and potential due process violations surrounding ICE’s most recent enforcement actions. That is why I’m calling on ICE to release information about the location of the raids and details of the people who were arrested.”“Targeting law-abiding innocent...
  • Chuck Schumer’s Meatloaf Contains Pork. Is That News?

    02/12/2017 2:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Forward ^ | Liza Schoenfein | February 12, 2017
    On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a story in its food section about a new cookbook by New York Times writers Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer called “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes — From Mom’s to Mario Batali’s” (Grand Central Life & Style). In it, the two discussed the book’s recipes and the people who contributed them — chefs, politicians, friends and family. On Sunday, the Algemeiner, a publication with a large Orthodox readership, published a piece criticizing the Times for its coverage of the book — in particular,...
  • Schumer: 'We Think We Have Done a Real Service to America' by Vilifying Trump's Nominees

    02/10/2017 4:17:32 AM PST · by NYer · 49 replies
    cns news ^ | February 10, 2017 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Senate Democrats flew a restaurant worker all the way from Los Angeles to Washington on Thursday, to help them portray President Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary not only as "unqualified," but also as someone who steals money from workers; looks the other way when workers are sexually harassed; forces people to work for free; punishes them for calling in sick; and fights against raising the minimum wage.The restaurant worker told a news conference on Thursday that nominee Andy Puzder, the owner of Carl's Jr. and Hardees, "is one of America's worst fast-food CEOs." (The worker also mentioned that...
  • Schumer in 2013: ‘A President Deserves His Choices to Run the Executive Branch’

    02/09/2017 2:21:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 9, 2017
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) is probably now regretting comments he made back in 2013 about presidents filling out their administrations. "Just about everyone in America–Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative–believe that once you elect a president, he deserve his choices to run the executive branch," Schumer said at a press conference in 2013. He went on to criticize Republicans for trying to block the federal government from functioning properly. "But a new tactic has been introduced to try to paralyze the executive branch the way they paralyze the legislative branches, because they really don't want the government to function,"...
  • Schumer calls on Puzder to withdraw nomination

    02/09/2017 8:44:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/9/17 | Sunlen Serfaty
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump to withdraw the nomination of Andrew Puzder, to head the Labor Department, citing his record as a business executive and his position on labor issues. "They ought to withdraw Mr. Puzder before he further embarrasses this administration and further exposes the hypocrisy of President Trump, who says one thing to the American worker and does another," the New York Democrat said Thursday at a news conference, referencing Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which runs Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Schumer said Puzder's record contradicts campaign promises Trump made to the...
  • Schumer: When Jeff Sessions Was Confirmed ‘It Turned My Stomach (LoonIe Alert)

    02/08/2017 11:33:17 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-8-2017 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddyke Show,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) elaborated on his party’s efforts to slow the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees, including Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed earlier in the day by the U.S. Senate. “When Jeff Sessions was passed, it turned my stomach,” Schumer said.
  • Trump: Winning More Than Ever

    02/08/2017 10:36:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 7, 2017 | Conrad Black
    The travel ban is a win-win proposition Appearances are deceiving, and President Trump, although the launch of the 90-day travel ban was botched, cannot lose on the issue. His opponents, in the U.S. and the world, have absurdly overreacted; an arriving onlooker would imagine that the president had caused great loss of life in some frightful act of malice or negligence. He will almost certainly be upheld legally eventually, given the immigration legislation from 1952 and the constitutional powers of the president, which his six immediate predecessors have used. His abiding by the legal processes, if it does lead to...
  • Schumer: Stalling Nominees Works Because It Exposes Nominees

    02/07/2017 3:42:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that even though Democrats don't have the votes to stop President Trump's cabinet nominees, their strategy is working by being able to highlight how bad they are. "When you get millions of calls and demonstrations and a nominee is exposed for being who they are, it's going to have a profound and positive effect, even if she gains office," Schumer said on Capitol Hill today after the confirmation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. "So we're very happy with the results and...
  • Sen. Schumer says he has ‘serious concerns’ about Judge Gorsuch after meeting

    02/07/2017 2:14:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/07/2017 | Cameron Joseph
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he has "serious concerns" about Judge Neil Gorsuch after meeting with the Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday — and struggling to get straight answers from him. "The judge avoided answers like the plague. This president is testing fundamental underpinnings of our democracy and its institutions. These times deserve answers and judge Gorsuch did not provide them. I have serious, serious concerns about this nominee," Schumer told reporters during Democrats' weekly press conference. Schumer said he'd asked Gorsuch specifically about whether a ban on Muslims entering the country would pass constitutional muster and what...
  • Chuck Schumer: Gorsuch will need to get 60 votes in Senate

    02/07/2017 7:16:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Readers will find no surprise, but also no sense of regret either from Chuck Schumer’s defense of minority prerogative in Politico today when it comes to Supreme Court nominations. Skipping entirely over the machinations he and Harry Reid employed to keep Senate Republicans in the minority from having a say in appellate court nominations, Schumer argues that his Democrats are the only bulwark standing between Donald Trump and an independent judiciary. For that altruistic reason, Neil Gorsuch will need to get at least 60 Senators to agree to proceed to a confirmation: Nominees to our nation’s highest court must...
  • MAINSTREAM: The Liberal Code Word

    02/07/2017 3:21:00 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 34 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 2/7/2017 | Steven Maikoski
    On Sunday, (January 30, 2017) Senator Charles Schumer voiced his opinion of the President’s nominee for SCOTUS. In his speech, he said, “…if the nominee is out of the mainstream, we will do our best to keep the seat open. Let’s remember that, of the last four Supreme Court nominees, two nominated by a Republican president, two by a Democrat, they had bipartisan support. What I said — you didn’t show it on the air there — is, if the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely would keep the seat open. I’m hopeful that maybe President Trump would...
  • How Trump Will Destroy Democrats

    02/03/2017 12:02:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Bryan Crabtree
    The massive display of outrage against President Trump's immigration order, cabinet picks, Supreme Court justice-nominee and other executive actions is nothing more than a ruse. Most people on ‘the political left,’ could care less about refugees, immigrants or free health care. Their main concern is power and money. And, their window of opportunity to stop the most devastating political event of Democrat political history is closing. Once Donald Trump produces an economy that he has promised, upward mobility and a massive expansion of jobs, people will flee the Democratic Party like rats running from the rising water on a...
  • Democrats fuming over Gorsuch backed him in 2006

    02/02/2017 2:46:21 PM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/02/2017 | Cody Derespina
    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch easily won the support of top Democratic senators for a lifetime appointment to the bench ... in 2006. What a difference a decade makes. Several of the same senators who helped unanimously confirm Gorsuch to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in July 2006 are now railing against his nomination by President Trump to the highest court in the land. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Wednesday he has "serious doubts" about Gorsuch. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued a scathing statement citing Gorsuch's stance on assisted suicide, and saying nobody who believes individual rights...
  • Schumer And Leadership Team Refuse To Meet With Gorsuch

    02/02/2017 2:32:31 PM PST · by detective · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/02/2017 | Kerry Picket
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic Senate leaders refused to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday. The act appears to be an act of revenge against Republicans for holding the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia open and not holding a hearing for Obama Supreme Court appointee Merrick Garland. The White House requested that Gorsuch meet with Schumer, but aides said he declined in order to learn more about the nominee’s record, The Washington Post reported. “By refusing to meet with Judge Gorsuch, Senate Democratic leadership is taking Washington gridlock and obstruction to a new low and placing Senators McCaskill, Donnelly, Heitkamp,...
  • Grassroots rage and the Democrats’ crackup

    02/01/2017 8:42:53 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Salena Zito
    SEWICKLEY, PA — Just a few years ago, then-Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were treated by their own Republican Party’s grassroots as the enemy. Case in point: Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside the luxury Brooklyn apartment building of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday evening. They held up signs and chanted “What the f- -k, Chuck?!” The progressive wing of his party was putting him on notice. Their beef? To make sure he never plays ball with President Trump — or any Republican.
  • Schumer: Trump's Supreme Court pick will need 60 votes

    02/01/2017 11:14:36 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/17 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) insisted on Wednesday that Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court pick, will need 60 votes to clear the upper chamber. "We Democrats will insist on a rigorous but fair process. There will be 60 votes for confirmation," he said from the Senate floor. "There will be 60 votes for confirmation." Trump's nomination of the well-respected conservative jurist is kicking off a high-stakes battle in the Senate. Five progressive lawmakers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), have already come out in opposition to Trump's nominee. Schumer said requiring 60 votes for confirmation of Gorsuch is...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Trump believes 'he was elected as a dictator'

    02/01/2017 9:31:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/31/17 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    President Donald Trump “believes he was elected as a dictator,” Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Tuesday. In a pair of Tuesday morning tweets, the president sounded off on the Democratic Party. He called out Democratic leaders — including “Fake Tears [Chuck] Schumer,” as he wrote — over a malfunctioning microphone at Monday evening’s rally at the steps of the Supreme Court. Trump slammed the rally, which despite its technical difficulties drew more than 1,000 protesters, as “a mess.”
  • Thousands of protesters gather outside Chuck Schumer’s apartment

    02/01/2017 7:53:22 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2017 | Alex Taylor and Chris Perez
    Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s luxury Brooklyn apartment building — holding up signs and chanting “What the f–k, Chuck?!” — to protest his lukewarm stance on President Trump’s cabinet picks. “Senator Schumer needs to know we’re watching him,” fumed Brad Wolchansky, a 40-year-old soccer coach from Flatbush who was carrying a cardboard cutout of a giant eye on Tuesday night. “He works for us. We need him to be bold. We need him to stand up to Trump and oppose his picks,” Wolchansky said. He and roughly 3,000 others gathered at Grand Army Plaza around 6...
  • Video: Democrats' Anti-Trump Protest Goes Horribly Wrong as Microphone Malfunctions

    01/31/2017 8:52:14 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    FNC via YouTube ^ | 1/31/2017
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sounded like a spokeswoman for an old Verizon ad campaign. "Can you hear?" she continuously said to the crowds gathered Monday night on the steps of the Supreme Court. As top Democratic leaders held a protest against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, the microphone they used did not work properly. The crowds could not hear what was being said so resorted to chants including "Lock him up!" in reference to Trump. "Look at that moon. It's a new moon. All right, can you hear me now?" Pelosi said at one point. She...
  • Schumer: I have 'serious doubts' about Trump's Supreme Court nominee (Comic relief)

    01/31/2017 6:32:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 31, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he has "serious doubts" about President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, the first sign of what is likely to be a contentious confirmation battle. "Now more than ever, we need a Supreme Court Justice who is independent, eschews ideology, who will preserve our democracy, protect fundamental rights, and will stand up to a President who has already shown a willingness to bend the Constitution," Schumer said in a statement. "Given his record, I have very serious doubts about Judge Gorsuch’s ability to meet this standard. Judge...
  • Schumer doubts Neil Gorsuch will be independent Supreme Court justice

    01/31/2017 6:18:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | January 31, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer expressed doubts Tuesday night about Judge Neil Gorsuch, saying President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court will likely take an ideological approach to the job. "Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women's rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent Justice on the Court," Schumer said after Trump's announcement.
  • Think of all the things Chuck Schumer didn't cry about

    01/31/2017 10:09:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2017 | Jack Hellner
    When illegal immigrants are released by sanctuary cities and by a president who ignores existing laws, there is little if any empathy by Hollywood, the media, and Democrats when they kill or commit other heinous crimes. There are no protests to protect the citizens of communities, and I have never seen Chuck Schumer shed a tear for the victims. Where have the Hollywood fundraisers been to help the victims? When an American facility was under attack in Libya and the president, secretary of state, and others did not lift a finger to save the Americans, I did not see any...
  • Vanity - Democrat Party continues self-destruction!!!

    01/31/2017 7:10:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 25 replies
    The unabated, self-destruction, downfall of the Democrat Party continues relentlessly. Obama, Clinton, Schumer, Warren, etc., are setting the political death knell event that will arrive, come, the mid-term elections of 2018. The vast majority of the American people, have the "skinny" on these folks, just as they had it relative Hillary Clinton & company!!! Following Obama, Clinton, Warren is no way to successfully go through political life and career!!! Democrats will lose 10-12 Senate seats & 20-25 House seats in 2018!!!
  • Schumer on "Monday Night Massacre" By Trump: Sally Yates A "Profile In Courage"

    01/31/2017 6:52:54 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    RCP video ^ | 1-30-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Sen. Chuck Schumer said the firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates was part of a 'Monday Night Massacre' enacted by President Trump. In an impromptu speech on the Senate floor Monday evening Schumer called Yates, who was fired by Trump, a "profile in courage." SCHUMER: We've had a number, a large number of eloquent speeches about the president's executive order. And while they were going on, of course, we had a 'Monday Night Massacre.' Sally Yates, a person of great integrity, who follows the law, was fired by the president. She was fired because she would not enact, pursue...
  • An Open Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer

    01/30/2017 7:10:27 PM PST · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 30, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Senator Schumer, It was quite a weekend for you. When you weren’t wallowing in your 15 minutes of self-induced fame with endless tirades against President Trump and his executive order, you flooded the airwaves with enough Crocodile Tears to fill the Hudson. If that wasn’t enough you posed with the Islamic Walton family yesterday, to show us how we can teach the world to sing in peaceful harmony, especially with people who want nothing more than to see us graveyard dead. You referred to President Trump’s executive order, which indefinitely barred Syrian refugees from entering the United States, suspended...
  • Schumer: "I Don't Even Get" What Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Is Trying To Accomplish

    01/30/2017 2:50:48 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 54 replies
    RCP video ^ | 1-30-2017 | Tim Hains
    Sen. Chuck Schumer joins NBC's Today Show to comment on President Trump’s travel ban, saying "it was done in such a sloppy and careless way." He says it "will encourage the lone wolves here in America" to commit terrorist acts. MATT LAUER: Everybody knew this was coming, Democrats knew it was coming, Republicans knew, anyone who paid attention to the campaign for the last year, knew that Donald Trump was going to do this in some form. You got very upset about this. Is it the breadth of the order, the implementation of it, the message, what? CHUCK SCHUMER: Yes,...
  • Schumer Nov 2015: We must tighten loopholes in the Visa Waiver prgm, ensure passports.........

    01/30/2017 1:55:58 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    orig Twitter ^ | orig Nov 2015 | the a-hole himself on Twitter
  • Schumer: Democrats will seek to delay votes on Trump Cabinet nominees in response to executive order

    01/30/2017 11:04:11 AM PST · by dpetty121263 · 48 replies
    business insider ^ | 01/30/2017 | Maxwell Tani
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Monday that Democrats were hoping to delay votes on President Donald Trump's Cabinet picks in protest of his Friday executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
  • Donald Trump Blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘Fake Tears’ Over Travel Ban

    01/30/2017 7:46:44 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 30, 2017 | ABC News
    Video: Donald Trump Blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘Fake Tears’ Over Travel Ban
  • Donald Trump Mocks Chuck Schumer’s Tears; Vows to ‘Make America Safe Again’

    01/30/2017 6:32:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/17 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump answered critics of his immigration restrictions from seven high-risk countries in the Middle East, sending a message out on Twitter. “Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning,” he wrote. “Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer teared up during a press conference on Sunday, calling Trump’s executive order “mean spirited and un-American.” On Monday, he stated his intent to ask for a vote in the Senate to repeal Trump’s order. Trump did not signal any intention of...
  • President Trump Tweets RE: Travel Ban, Protestors & Schumer

    01/30/2017 4:41:30 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 30, 2017 | President Donald Trump