Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) “was elected as the next leader of Senate Democrats on Wednesday, establishing him as one of his party’s most senior officials in Washington and Democrats’ primary partisan counterweight to a Trump administration,” the Washington Post reports.
Said Schumer: “We heard the American people loud and clear. They felt that the government wasn’t working for them. They felt that the economy was rigged against them in many places and that the government was too beholden to big money and special interests.”
In a gesture to his party’s progressive wing, Schumer added Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to a junior role in his newly expanded leadership team.Save to Favorites