Sen. Schumer battered by both the right and left in new role

Sen. Schumer battered by both the right and left in new role

February 1st, 2017 by Associated Press in National Political

A woman holds a sign referring to the votes of Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer during the second in a series of "Resist Trump Tuesdays," on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in New York at Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, blocks from the senator's New York city residence. Liberals are vowing to put pressure on Schumer to mount a vigorous opposition to the agenda of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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NEW YORK (AP) - He has emerged as the leader of the anti-Trump resistance on Capitol Hill, but to many of his liberal constituents, that's not enough. They want Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York to take a hard line against nearly everything President Donald Trump stands for.

On Tuesday night, thousands of frustrated liberals chanted, "Filibuster everything!" and waved signs that read "Grow a spine, Chuck" during a protest outside Schumer's Brooklyn apartment building.

At the same time, Schumer - the Senate minority leader - is facing intensifying pressure from the Trump administration for holding up some of the president's Cabinet picks and has been mocked and insulted by Trump.


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