Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer continued to take fire from his Congressional colleagues Thursday, with two sitting Senators slamming the top Democrat for his decision to vote against a Trump judicial nominee based on his skin color.
Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott joined Rep. Trey Gowdy in publicly denouncing Schumer’s move to block a judicial nominee simply because of his skin color; saying he was “voting no” because Trump’s pick replaced two “scuttled” African-American candidates.
“This is political correctness run amok. Voting against a highly qualified nominee because of the color of his skin does nothing to bring our country and nation together. Frankly it is a massive step backward,” wrote Sen. Graham.
“He is not a racist, but this was an absolutely shameful reason to vote against a very qualified nominee like Marvin Quattlebaum,” he added. “I judge nominees on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.”
I’ve known Chuck Schumer for years.
He is not a racist, but this was an absolutely shameful reason to vote against a very qualified nominee like Marvin Quattlebaum.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) March 1, 2018
“Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina,” added Sen. Tim Scott.
Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina. https://t.co/unrR7Cz7Mp
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) March 1, 2018
DEMOCRAT DELUSION: Schumer Calls Big Bonuses 'CRUMBS' for Working Families
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer doubled-down on Democratic talking points regarding the recently passed GOP tax cuts on Friday; echoing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s non-stop insistence that increased wages and big bonuses were simply “pathetic crumbs” given to American workers.
Schumer was speaking on the Senate floor when he predictably attacked the GOP-led tax overhaul, saying middle-class Americans were “getting crumbs” while large companies and corporations were getting “nice fat pieces of pie.”
“When the American people learn that some of them are not getting anything, some of them are getting raises, and the rest are getting crumbs; and big corporations and wealthy individuals are getting nice, fat pieces of pie… they’re going to be outraged,” said Schumer. “They are already.”
The Minority Leader’s comments come as the nation’s largest corporations announce their plans to reinvest in the United States and pay out big bonuses and higher wages to American-based workers.
This week, Home Depot joined AT&T, Visa, Walmart, American Airlines, Disney, and other companies pledging to expand benefits and raise earnings after President Trump signed the sweeping overhaul of the nation’s outdated tax code into law.
Watch Schumer’s comments above.
GOWDY UNCHAINED: Trey Gowdy TRASHES Schumer over ‘Skin Color’ Comments
GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy utterly unloaded on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday; calling out the Democrat’s recent speech where he publicly stated he opposed Trump’s judicial nominee because of his skin color.
Schumer found himself in hot-water this week after he said he would “vote no” on a Trump nominee because he was a white male replacing two “scuttled” African-American candidates; adding that the courts should represent the racial diversity of the “America it represents.”
“I hate to interrupt Senator Schumer with facts. But one nominee was withdrawn because of a significant bond issue, while the other became the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court,” tweeted Gowdy.
I hate to interrupt Senator Schumer with facts. But one nominee was withdrawn because of a significant bond issue, while the other became the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.https://t.co/Hoj9e1xWhs
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) March 1, 2018
“In addition, Senator Schumer did not oppose a recent white nominee in South Carolina also nominated by President Trump,” he added. “Marvin Quattlebaum is uniquely well qualified for the bench and universally respected by all in South Carolina. Hopefully Senator Schumer can find a way to look at really unusual factors (like qualifications) in the future.”
Watch Schumer’s strange remarks below: