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Democratic Party Elects NY Senator Chuck Schumer as Minority Leader

HeadlineNov 18, 2016

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party has elected New York Senator Chuck Schumer to be the Senate minority leader, despite opposition from protesters who say Schumer’s ties to Wall Street make him unfit to lead the Democratic Party’s opposition to Donald Trump. Earlier this week, protesters held a sit-in inside Schumer’s office, demanding he step aside and instead support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the position of minority leader. Instead, on Wednesday, Schumer was elected minority leader and then tapped Bernie Sanders as chair of outreach for the Democratic leadership team. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has become the latest Democratic Party member to endorse Minnesota Congressmember Keith Ellison as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. He’s the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

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