Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate Colleagues To Support War Powers Resolution On Iran

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Senators to vote in favor of Senator Kaine's bipartisan War Powers resolution on Iran, which would reaffirm Congress' role in matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Senate will vote on a bipartisan War Powers resolution offered by Senator Kaine, directing the President to terminate the use of Armed Forces for hostilities against the Islamic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Chief Justice Roberts To Defend Independence Of The Judicial Branch From President Trump’s Attacks

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the DOJ IG to investigate the reduced sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone and calling on Chief Justice Roberts to defend the independence of the judicial branch from President Trump's attacks. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In the short week since the conclusion of the president's impeachment trial, the president has reminded us of all the reasons why Congress must more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate Colleagues To Support War Powers Resolution On Iran

February 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urged his Senate colleagues to vote in favor of Senator Kaine's War Powers Resolution on Iran, which would reaffirm Congress' role in matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later today, the Senate will begin debate on Senator Kaine's War Powers Resolution, preventing President Trump from unilaterally escalating military action against Iran. The Constitution is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For An Emergency Senate Judiciary Committee DOJ Oversight Hearing & DOJ IG Investigation Into Reduced Sentencing Recommendation For Roger Stone, Stating Despite Senate GOP Claims, No Serious Person Believes Pres. Trump Learned Any “Lesson” From Impeachment

February 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham and DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to investigate potential improper political interference regarding the reduced sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In voting to acquit President Trump of an abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Senate Republicans sought to justify their more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senators To Oppose Confirmation Of Andrew Brasher To The Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals

February 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging his Senate colleagues to oppose the confirmation of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, on the nomination of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The nomination is truly a disgrace, disgrace to our judiciary, and I urge every single Senator to reject it. Mr. Brasher is laughably inexperienced. He more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Dems’ Efforts To Pass Commonsense Legislation To Secure Our Elections From Foreign Interference

February 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor announcing that Senate Democrats will make unanimous consent requests today to immediately pass critical legislation to better safeguard our elections against foreign interference in our elections. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The 2020 primary elections are ongoing, and the national election is only nine months away. If there is anything we can say for certain about our more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The White House Retaliation Against LTC Alexander Vindman And Ambassador Gordon Sondland

February 10, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump retaliating against witnesses, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Sondland, who testified in Congress, which can also be viewed here:In the aftermath of the president’s impeachment trial, the president has begun dismissing members of the administration who testified in Congress, including Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and Ambassador Sondland. The president also more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Opposition To The Confirmation Of Andrew Brasher To The Eleventh Circuit

February 10, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which can also be viewed here:About the nomination of Mr. Brasher. Now that the impeachment trial of the president is over, Leader McConnell is wasting no time getting us back to what seems to be his primary goal: rubberstamping unqualified and extreme judicial nominations. This week, the Senate will more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

February 10, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump’s budget proposal, which can also be viewed here:Today, President Trump unveiled his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021. For the third year in a row, the President’s budget puts a magnifying glass on the endemic, pervasive hypocrisy of this Administration. He says one thing in his State of the Union and does the opposite in his budget, but the budget is what he does, the more...


Schumer Delivers Speech On Senate Floor Ahead Of Vote On Articles Of Impeachment

February 5, 2020

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a floor speech ahead of the Senate vote on two articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: The Articles of Impeachment before us charge President Donald John Trump with offenses against the Constitution and the American people. The first article of impeachment charges that President Trump abused the office of the presidency by soliciting the interference of a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

February 5, 2020

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate GOP Hiding The Truth By Blocking Witnesses & Documents In Senate Impeachment Trial

February 4, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer briefly spoke today on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans' efforts to hide the truth by blocking testimony from key witnesses and documents in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks: The Majority Leader can come up on the floor and repeat his talking points but there are some salient points that are irrefutable. The first: this is the first impeachment trial of a president-or an impeachment more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks Ahead Of Senate Consideration Of Witnesses & Documents In The Impeachment Trial Of Pres. Trump: “This Country Is Headed Towards The Greatest Cover Up Since Watergate”

January 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today at a press conference ahead of the Senate consideration of witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Good morning, everybody. I'm proud to be joined by my colleagues this morning. Now, as everyone knows, for months now we Democrats have relentlessly asked to hear from relevant witnesses and review relevant documents in this trial more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks Urging Senate GOP To Support Calling Bolton, Mulvaney, And Other Key Witnesses To Testify Under Oath

January 27, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today at a press conference ahead of today's Senate impeachment trial proceedings. Sen. Schumer urged his Republican colleagues to support calling for testimony under oath from former National Security Advisor John Bolton, Mick Mulvaney, Acting White House Chief of Staff, and other key witnesses and documents. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Good morning everybody. I'm proud to be joined by two of my more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Says President’s Counsel Made Compelling Case For Witnesses And Documents Democrats Have Requested In Senate Impeachment Trial

January 25, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks following the first day of opening arguments from President Trump’s legal defense team: Sen. Schumer: Now, the first point that I would like to make is that the president's counsel did something they did not intend. They made a really compelling case for why the Senate should call witnesses and documents. They kept saying there are no eyewitness accounts, but there are people who have more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks at Press Conference Urging Four Republican Senators To Heed Call From American People And Support Calling For Documents & Testimony From Key Witnesses In Senate Impeachment Trial

January 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today at a press conference ahead of the fourth day of Senate impeachment trial proceedings. Sen. Schumer urged his Republican colleagues to rise to the occasion and do their duty to the Constitution, to their country, and to seek the truth. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Our quest for the truth continues. As you know, this is one of the most solemn and sacred moments we face in the country. When a more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks—On Impeachment And President Trump’s Comments About Cutting Social Security And Medicare After 2020 Election—At Press Conference Ahead Of Today’s Senate Impeachment Trial Proceedings

January 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today at a press conference ahead of today's Senate impeachment trial proceedings. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The president said in an interview yesterday at Davos that he will take a look at cutting Social Security and other entitlements after the 2020 election. It is, "actually," he said, "the easiest of all things." The president promised that unlike other Republicans, he wouldn't touch Social more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Impeachment Trial Of President Donald J. Trump For Abuse Of Power And Obstruction Of Congress

January 21, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor ahead of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In his remarks, Senator Schumer referenced Senator McConnell's original impeachment trial resolution, which was altered in significant ways at the beginning of the trial. Senator Schumer announced he will offer amendments ensure a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial that seeks the truth, including more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At Press Conference On The Senate Impeachment Trial

January 16, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference regarding the Senate impeachment trial. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:As everyone knows, we’ve all been sworn in by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve as judges and jurors in the impeachment trial of President Trump. When the Chief Justice walked in, you could feel the weight of the moment. I saw members on both sides of the aisle visibly gulp. The weight of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Regarding The Transmission Of Articles Of Impeachment To The Senate And The Swearing In Of Senators As A Court Of Impeachment

January 16, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the transmission of the articles of impeachment to the Senate and the swearing in of Senators as a court of impeachment. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: This is a serious, solemn, and historic day. The events that will take place this afternoon have happened only twice before in our grand nation's two-hundred-and-fifty year history. The chief justice will swear in every more...

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