Chuck Schumer Vows Dems Will Fight “Tooth And Nail” Against Trump, Won’t Stand For “Twitter Presidency”

The New York Daily News reports:

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in his first speech as the chamber’s minority leader, laid out in sweeping terms Tuesday how he would use his new leadership job to hold President-elect Trump “accountable” to voters and to his own campaign promise to “make America great again.”

In sharply worded remarks spanning 20 minutes on the Senate floor Tuesday, Schumer said it would not be the job of the Democratic minority “to be a rubber stamp” during a Trump presidency.

“It is our job to do what’s best for the American people, the middle class and those struggling to get there. If the President-elect proposes legislation that achieves that … we will work in good faith to perfect and, potentially, enact it.,” Schumer said. “When he doesn’t, we will resist,” he added.

“We’ll fight him tooth and nail when he appeals to the baser instincts that have too often plagued this country … and that had too often plagued his campaign,” Schumer said. He also took specific aim at Trump’s penchant for using social media to make major policy announcements, warning against the incoming commander-in-chief instituting a “Twitter presidency.”