Chuck Schumer

Democrats Claim Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Would Threaten Health Care

Democrats have pivoted to a new line of attack in Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s upcoming confirmation battle, declaring that the health of the American people, particularly those with pre-existing conditions, hangs in the balance, despite President Donald Trump vowing to protect them as part of…

Schumer: Senate Democrats ‘United in Opposition’ to Barrett

During a press conference on Saturday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senate Democrats are “united in opposition” to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and that Democrats in both the House and 0…

A Defense of Court Packing

It was only a matter of time, really. Ever since Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on Merrick Garland four years ago, progressives have argued that Democrats need to wrest back control of the Supreme Court by packing it full of liberal justices. By…

Schumer Blocks Election Security Briefing Over Supreme Court Fight

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday blocked an election security briefing from taking place due to his frustration with Republican plans to move forward with replacing deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on the Senate…

Schumer: ‘We Will Use Every Tool’ to Delay Ginsburg Replacement

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed that Senate Democrats “will use every tool in the toolkit” to try to delay Republicans from filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. Schumer 0…

McConnell Expects Harsh Supreme Court Fight to Replace Ginsburg

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that even though the GOP appears to have the votes to confirm a new Supreme Court justice, the fight is far from over. McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke after obtaining the support of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to hold…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

AOC: McConnell ‘Playing with Fire’ — We Must ‘Act in Unprecedented Ways’

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Sunday night at a joint press conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) he is “playing with fire” by attempting to vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before the November election.…

McConnell: ‘Control of the Senate Is a 50/50 Proposition’

Thursday, during an appearance on Fox News Radio’s “The Guy Benson Show,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) put the odds at even his party keeps control of the U.S. Senate. He explained several Senate races within the margin of 0…

Schumer Praises Trump’s Middle East Peace Deal as ‘Welcome News’

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sept. 15 praised President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace deal, saying that it is “welcome news.” “Normalization of the relations between Israel and other countries is welcome news, but I want to see the details of the agreement,”…

Schumer: Senate GOP COVID Bill’s School Choice Provision Is Poison Pill

During a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) panned the Senate Republican coronavirus relief proposal for not meeting needs on “safe elections,” among other things and criticized the “poison pills” that will “never” 0…

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