Schumer Vows to Bring Background Checks to Senate Floor

“We cannot seem to finish grieving one tragedy before another takes place. It is a reminder that we must confront a devastating truth in the United States: An unrelenting epidemic of gun violence steals innocent lives with alarming regularity.”

— Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), renewing his promise to set a floor vote on universal background checks for gun buyers after two mass shootings in one week, reports Politico.

Schumer Explains Why Dems Couldn’t Wait on GOP Moderates Like Collins

“We made a big mistake in 2009 and 2010. Susan Collins was part of that mistake. We cut back on the stimulus dramatically and we stayed in recession for five years.”

–Sen. Chuck Schumer, interviewed on CNN, when asked whether he should have done more during the relief package negotiations to win Republican votes like that of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).

Roberts Castigates Schumer Over Threat

“Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”

— “In a rare rebuke of a sitting member of Congress, Supreme Court Chef Justice John Roberts criticized Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) over remarks made from the steps outside the high court Wednesday that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch would ‘pay the price’ for a vote against reproductive rights,” the Washington Post reports.

Schumer Worries Trump Make Shut Down Government Over Impeachment

“I’m increasingly worried that President Trump may want to shut down the government again because of impeachment, an impeachment inquiry. He always likes to create diversions.”

— Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said he was growing more worried that President Trump could force a government shutdown as soon as next month over the impeachment fight, The Hill reports.

Christie Explains Trump’s Nickname Taxonomy

“If he respects you, you don’t get a nickname, because he’s afraid what’s going to come back. So Cryin’ Chuck Schumer gets a nickname, because he has no respect for Schumer. But Nancy Pelosi’s got no nickname. It’s just Nancy. And if she doesn’t have a nickname by now, she ain’t getting any.”

— Chris Christie, quoted by Axios, on President Trump’s nicknames for his rivals.