Speeches

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...


Schumer: If President Trump Knew What Was In Weak “Phase-One” U.S.-China Trade Agreement, He Should Throw It In The Garbage And Take China Back To The Negotiating Table

January 15, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today at a press conference discussed the so-called “phase-one” U.S.-China trade agreement, which fails to address many of China’s predatory trade and industrial policies, and called for the president to be tough on China. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:I’m glad to be here with two of our experts on China and trade: Senator Wyden and Senator Brown. Now, just a few hours ago, President Trump and his more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Senate Democrats Will Force A Vote To Terminate Emergency Declaration President Trump Is Using to Redirect Military and Counter-Drug Funds To Pay For His Wall With Mexico

January 15, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor, announcing that Senate Democrats will force a vote to reverse the national emergency declaration President Trump is using to redirect $7.2 billion in military and counter-drug funds to pay for his border wall, which President Trump repeatedly promised Mexico would pay for. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial That Seeks The Truth, Including Documents & Testimony From Key Witnesses

January 15, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the need for a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial that includes key documents and testimony from witnesses. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today is a momentous, historic, solemn day in the history of the United States Senate and in the history of our Republic. The House of Representatives will send articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Weak “Phase One” Agreement With China

January 15, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor outlined the flaws in the reported "phase one" agreement between the Trump administration and China ahead of its signing ceremony today. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later this morning, the president is expected to take part in a signing ceremony for the so-called phase one trade agreement with China. Now, I have commended the president for his instincts when it comes to China. His more...


TRANSCRIPT: Senator Schumer Appears On ABC’s The View To Discuss Need For Witnesses And Documents In Senate Impeachment Trial And Senate Democrats’ Efforts To Pass War Powers Resolution On Iran

January 14, 2020

Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer appeared on ABC's The View today and discussed the president's erratic and impulsive foreign policy in the Middle East and Senate Democrats' efforts to have witnesses and documents in the Senate impeachment trial. Below is a transcript of the interview: Whoopi Goldberg: Well, we're going to start with the guy in the White House. He retweeted a doctored photo image showing you and Speaker Pelosi in front of an Iranian flag dressed in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Failures of President Trump’s Weak “Phase One” Agreement With China

January 14, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the flaws in the reported "phase one" agreement between the Trump administration and China. He also warned that a weak agreement would undermine American farmers, workers, and businesses. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Tomorrow, the United States will complete a signing ceremony for the so-called "phase one" trade agreement with China. After eighteen months of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Erratic & Impulsive Foreign Policy And Supporting The War Powers Resolution

January 14, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's impulsive and erratic foreign policy. He also spoke in favor of the Kaine and Sanders War Powers resolutions. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The Senate will soon consider Sen. Kaine's War Power Resolution, which would prevent further escalation of hostilities with Iran without congressional approval. It is a crucial vote that will correctly more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial That Seeks The Truth, Including Documents & Testimony From Key Witnesses

January 14, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor, demanding a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial that includes key documents and testimony from witnesses. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The House of Representatives has impeached the president for a very serious offense: coercing a foreign leader into interfering in our elections, using the powers of the presidency, the most powerful public office in the nation, to benefit more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Decrying President Trump’s Erratic And Impulsive Foreign Policy

January 13, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration’s impulsive and erratic foreign policy and voiced his support for the Kaine and Sanders War Powers resolutions. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:On Iran. Over the past three years, the president’s impulsive and erratic approach to foreign policy has made America less safe, less respected. Whether it’s Syria, or North Korea, or Russia, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial That Seeks The Truth, Including Documents & Testimony From Key Witnesses

January 13, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor demanded a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial that includes documents and testimony from key witnesses. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The President of the United States is charged with committing a grave injury to our democracy: trying to shake down a foreign leader to get him to interfere in our elections, using the powers of his public office to benefit himself and more...


Schumer Remarks Demanding A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial And Stating That Senate Dems Will Force Votes On Key Witnesses & Documents

January 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called for a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial that includes key witnesses and documents. He also highlighted that Senate Democrats will force votes on those key witnesses and documents. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: First, I have to respond to Leader McConnell's hyperbolic accusation that the Speaker is trying to dictate the terms of a Senate trial. I know the Republican more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For A Full And Complete Briefing on Iran And Supporting The War Powers Resolution

January 9, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan consensus that yesterday's Trump administration briefing on Iran was insufficient and called for a new and complete briefing. He also spoke in support of the Kaine and Sanders War Powers resolutions and regarding the need for Congress to serve as a check on the presidency over matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, the Senate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial And Stating That Senate Dems Will Force Votes On Key Witnesses & Documents

January 8, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called for a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial with key witnesses and documents, stressing that Senate Democrats will force votes on key witnesses and documents. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, Leader McConnell announced that he has the votes to pass a partisan resolution to set the rules for the impeachment trial of President Trump. It was another unfortunate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Answers From Trump Administration On Increased Deployment Of U.S. Troops In Middle East

January 8, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's reckless foreign policy. He also called on the Trump administration to detail the deployment of U.S. troops to the Middle East through regular congressional briefings and documents, following the airstrike that Iran launched yesterday at U.S. and coalition forces' installations in the region. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Last night, the more...

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