Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer got to hear what some Democrats thought of him this week, and let’s just say it’s something that might cause the New York Democrat to get less sleep at night.
Thousands of demonstrators braved the cold weather and gathered outside the senator’s apartment building in Brooklyn Tuesday night, holding signs and chanting “What the f***, Chuck?!” to express their dissatisfaction with his lukewarm position on President Donald Trump’s cabinet selections.
The New York Post reported approximately 3,000 gathered at Grand Army Plaza about 6 p.m. before heading over to Schumer’s building at 9 Prospect Park West.
As the demonstrators marched, they waved signs saying “Resist Trump” and “Show Some Spine Schumer” and chanted “Stay strong, Chuck” and “Shut it down, shut it down, New York is an immigrant town.”
“Senator Schumer needs to know we’re watching him,” Brad Wolchansky, a 40-year-old soccer coach from Flatbush, told the Post. “He works for us. We need him to be bold. We need him to stand up to Trump and oppose his picks.”
Others said they want Schumer to basically shut down the government before he cooperates with the Trump administration.
“He needs to make it impossible for them to get anything done,” said Ali Adler, 28.
“He has to champion the resistance or he has to get out of the way!” said Hae-Lin Choi, 39, one of the leaders of the protest.
Choi added that Schumer is “as corporate a Democrat as they come” being “bought and paid for by Goldman Sachs.”
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Schumer has angered many liberals by supporting some Trump nominees. Schumer voted to confirm Trump’s picks for secretary of defense, secretary of homeland security, CIA director and United Nations ambassador, according to The Washington Times.
WNBC reported that the senator has since vowed to oppose at least eight of Trump’s Cabinet picks, including Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, and the president’s choice for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.
“Our values are what matters to us,” Schumer told reporters this week. “These Cabinet nominees almost to a person, many of them, certainly the big eight, are against our values,” Schumer told reporters this week.
Schumer’s complaints about Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries drew mockery from the White House this week, when President Trump accused Schumer of faking his tears during a news conference Sunday. If these protests keep up, it might be time for some more tears — but they may be real this time as Schumer comes to terms with the reality that he’s not exempt from the dissent of anti-Trump liberals.
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