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  • Schumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe

    05/29/2020 9:13:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 29 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Friday that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) should force members of his caucus to call off hearings and business meetings scheduled next week as part of GOP investigations tied to the Obama administration. Schumer, in a letter sent to Senate Democrats, said Republicans have become the "conspiracy caucus." "The Republican-led Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees — two powerful committees with broad jurisdiction over issues related to the coronavirus — have instead used their majority to chase wild conspiracy theories to appease President Trump," Schumer wrote. "They have failed the American people by...
  • Schumer gives Trump a quick bit of advice in Twitter feud

    05/28/2020 1:46:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Sen. Chuck Schumer jabbed at President Trump on Twitter Thursday after the commander in chief’s public dispute with the social media giant earlier this week. “If President Trump doesn’t like Twitter, he can do everyone a favor and stop tweeting,” the Democratic senator tweeted. The disagreement grew out of Twitter’s decision this week to fact-check one of President Trump’s tweets – the first time it has done so.
  • Pelosi, Schumer Want 'National Expression of Grief' on America's ‘Day of Reckoning’

    05/21/2020 5:44:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 21, 2020 | Craig Bannister
    In anticipation of the U.S. coronavirus death toll hitting 100,000, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are asking President Donald Trump to order flags be lowered to half-staff “on that sad day of reckoning.” . . . the two Democrat leaders say that lowering flags on the day the death count hits 100,000 would provide “a national expression of grief”
  • Sen. Schumer: Trump's statements on Hydroxychloroquine 'is reckless, reckless, reckless': Speculates that Trump is lying about taking it

    05/18/2020 9:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | Aris Folley
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday accused President Trump of “giving people false hope” after the president revealed earlier that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine despite a lack of evidence proving the drug to be effective in treating and preventing the novel coronavirus. “What the president did with hydroxychloroquine was reckless, simply reckless,” Schumer during an appearance on MSNBC. The New York Democrat also said that Trump was “giving people false hope” with his comments and said “people may take it instead of going to the doctor.” “But it’s worse than that,” he continued. “His own FDA has...
  • Schumer and Biden: Listen to Dr. Fauci

    05/13/2020 6:30:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 13, 2020 | Susan Jones
    But Schumer indicated that reopening the U.S. economy immediately is not the kind of "big, bold action" he envisions. Instead, he wants President Trump to listen to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who urged caution at a Senate hearing on Tuesday. "The consequences could be really serious," Fauci warned, if states ignore the federal guidelines on "how to safely open America again." "On Fauci, I just hope that the president listens to Fauci," Schumer said . . . Host George Stephanopoulos asked Biden about Dr. Fauci's warning not to reopen the country too quickly: "If you were president right now, what would...
  • Schumer: Biden gave 'sufficient' response to sex assault claim

    05/12/2020 1:15:39 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2020 | Susan Ferrechio
    Sen. Chuck Schumer said he accepts Joe Biden’s response to former aide Tara Reade’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her in a Senate hallway in 1993. “I have heard Joe Biden’s explanation, and I think it’s sufficient,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, told reporters Tuesday. No Senate Democrat has said they will abandon support of Biden as a result of Reade’s accusation.
  • Chuck Schumer Gives Fauci Testimony Advice. The White House Responds.

    05/12/2020 8:36:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies ^ | May 12, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is itching to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci as he testifies before the Senate Health Committee Tuesday morning. The Democrat believes that without President Trump looking over his shoulder, Fauci can tell them how he really feels about the administration. "Fauci has a huge amount of respect and it seems at times he's muzzled by the president," Schumer said. "The president is always lurking over his shoulder. This is the first time we get to hear him without the president looking over his shoulder or cutting him off or cutting the reporter off who asks...
  • Schumer tells Fauci before Senate coronavirus testimony: 'Let it rip'

    05/11/2020 10:55:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    In eager anticipation of the Senate's virtual hearings with four top doctors from President Trump's coronavirus task force, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Dr. Anthony Fauci to "let it rip." Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is scheduled to testify for the first time before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday about the way Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic. "Until now, we've mostly heard from the members of the coronavirus task force through the distorted lens of the White House press conference where the president often prevents them from answering...
  • Senator Schumer To VA: Why Are You Using An Unproven Drug, Hydroxychloroquine On Vets With COVID-19?

    05/10/2020 11:30:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent bulk order for $208,000 worth of hydroxychloroquine. President Donald Trump has heavily promoted the malaria drug, without evidence, as a treatment for COVID-19. Schumer's request comes after a whistleblower complaint filed this past week by former Health and Human Services official Rick Bright alleged...
  • SATIRE Democrats Warn We Shouldn’t Reopen The Country Until We Can Be Safe From Trump Getting Credit For A Good Economy

    05/09/2020 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 13 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 04/27/20 | The Babylon Bee
    “Right now, we have record joblessness, and GDP is certainly going to take a huge hit,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. “That’s exactly what you want in an election year when you’re running against an incumbent. If we reverse that too soon, we’re basically helping Trump’s reelection.” “If we reopen now, it could be an absolute disaster,” added Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “We could have people in November saying, ‘Wow. Things are getting better. Trump is doing a great job.’ It’s hard to imagine anything worse than that.”
  • Schumer, Pelosi set to unveil 'Rooseveltian' relief package

    05/07/2020 7:55:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 07 2020 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) said Thursday that he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will soon unveil a coronavirus relief package that he described as “Rooseveltian” in its scope and size. “We need big, bold action," Schumer said in an MSNBC interview with Stephanie Ruhle, adding that he and Pelosi "are working very closely together on putting together a very strong plan, which you will hear shortly.” “We need Franklin Rooseveltian-type action and we hope to take that in the House and Senate in a very big and bold way,” he added. Schumer's remarks came in response to Senate...
  • Senate considers controversial Trump circuit court pick in socially distant hearing

    05/06/2020 10:53:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    With the Senate back to business in Washington, D.C., this week, the body moved ahead with what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said is his top priority -- confirming judges -- this time with the Senate Judiciary Committee holding a tense hearing for a Trump nominee named to a powerful slot on the nation's second-highest court. The committee Wednesday considered the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, also known as the D.C. Circuit, the first step to confirming the 37-year-old judge after he was nominated early last month. The...
  • Schumer renews call for Fauci to testify on coronavirus outbreak

    05/05/2020 4:13:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05 2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. said in an interview Monday that there is a chance the nation’s top disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, will testify in the Senate next week despite the White House's decision last week to prevent the coronavirus taskforce member from testifying before a House subcommittee. Schumer, the Senate minority leader, tweeted that the “Senate needs to hear from Dr. Fauci, Dr. Brix, Sec. Mnuchin. We need to know why so many small businesses have had trouble getting loans. We need to know why unemployment insurance checks are failing to get to workers. We need to know we still...
  • McConnell, Schumer spar over health of lawmakers as Senate convenes for first time in weeks

    05/04/2020 2:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The Senate on Monday convened for the first time since March 25 as Democrats and Republicans clashed over the health of senators, as well as GOP efforts to confirm federal judges amid the coronavirus pandemic. Calling his fellow lawmakers “essential workers” as he defended the decision to return to the Senate amid the outbreak, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., roundly criticized Democrats for obstructing the confirmation of judges and key government posts for months and forcing the Senate to hold roll calls and floor votes during the public health crisis. “The deadly coronavirus does not take time off...
  • Dems resist Senate GOP push to confirm judges, including ex-Kavanaugh clerk, amid coronavirus

    04/29/2020 2:48:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of Democrats calling on Senate Republicans to pause their efforts to confirm federal judges when the Senate returns on May 4 amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the GOP seems less interested in passing further measures to combat the virus than they are in putting more of President Trump's nominees on the federal bench. "The GDP just had its biggest drop since the Great Recession, the United States has surpassed one million confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and we still don’t have adequate testing," Schumer said in a statement....
  • Chuck Schumer predicts Senate passage of coronavirus relief package on Tuesday

    04/21/2020 9:45:19 AM PDT · by upchuck · 23 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Apr 21, 2020 | David Sherfinski
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said the administration and congressional leaders have struck a deal on a $450 billion coronavirus relief package and that he thinks the Senate will pass it on Tuesday. “I think we will be able to pass this today,” Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said on CNN. “There are still a few more i’s to dot and t’s to cross, but we have a deal, and I believe we’ll pass it today.” The bill is expected to include about $300 billion to replenish a loan program designed to help small businesses make payroll, plus $150...
  • Schumer says he's focused on job when asked about possible Ocasio-Cortez primary challenge

    04/19/2020 12:39:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/20 | Rebecca Klar
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday when asked about a potential primary challenge from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that he’s focused on his job. “Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week did not rule out a possible 2022 primary run against you,” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Schumer on "State of the Union," referencing the representative’s interview with Politico Playbook last week. “Are you confident you could beat her?” “Look, throughout my career, I have done my job. I'm totally focused on this COVID. We are the epicenter,” Schumer responded, referring to his home state. **SNIP** Asked by Politico if...
  • Amy Schumer changes son’s name, thought it sounded like ‘genital’

    04/14/2020 6:17:35 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 56 replies
    Page Six ^ | 4/14/20 | Sara Nathan
    Amy Schumer has been forced to change her infant son’s name as she thought it sounded like “genital,” she revealed. The 38-year-old comic gave birth to son Gene on May 5 last year. Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, 40, gave him the middle name Attell in honor of fellow comic and close friend Dave Attell. However, speaking on her podcast “3 Girls, 1 Keith,” Schumer told her co-hosts Rachel Feinstein, Bridget Everett and Keith Robinson: “Do you guys know that Gene, our baby’s name, is officially changed? It’s now Gene David Fischer. It was Gene Attell Fischer, but we...
  • AOC and Schumer blasted for ‘photo op’ in top coronavirus ZIP code

    04/14/2020 4:17:44 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 14
    Critics are blasting Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for staging a “photo op” Tuesday in the US ZIP code hardest hit by the coronavirus. A small group gathered in the virally blighted neighborhood of Corona, Queens, in AOC’s district, to hear a pitch for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to offer funeral assistance. The gathering — convened as officials order ordinary New Yorkers to stay home — gave TV networks an opportunity to shoot footage of the duo, but there was no live feed to allow the event to be covered from afar, let alone a virtual press...
  • Schumer and Pelosi Tell GOP to 'Stop Political Posturing,' After Dems Blocked Bipartisan Paycheck Protection Funding

    04/13/2020 7:23:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 4/12/2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Pelosi released a joint statement Monday morning demanding that Republicans stop “political posturing” on COVID-19 small business relief legislation, after the pair of Democratic leaders successfully blocked additional funding for the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last week: The delay of additional funding, as the original funding runs out as small businesses begin to see relief, is at the hands of Sen. Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, who torpedoed the bill when their list of unrelated demands were not met. Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), proposed a clean bill...