Schumer forced to call in after canceling town hall due to plane issues: report

Schumer forced to call in after canceling town hall due to plane issues: report

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Monday—citing an equipment issue that grounded his small plane—was forced to cancel a town hall in Brooklyn, annoying some in attendance who waited hours for his arrival in a hot synagogue. Schumer, instead, reportedly conducted a teletownhall, and took calls from attendees. The topics varied. One person asked why he cooled down Rep. Maxine Water’s rhetoric on harassing President Trump’s administration officials in public. Another called on the senator to use his leadership position to unite the party and oppose any extreme Supreme Court pick to replace Anthony Kennedy. “Whip the vote,” members at the meeting chanted, which means to galvanize the party, according to Politico. “Whip the vote.” Liberal attendees also reportedly chanted, "Don’t phone it in." Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, has been reportedly feeling pressure from Democrats on the left and some moderates on how to effectively approach Trump’s future Kennedy replacement. Enjoyed lively conversation tonight with my constituents led by @bkindivisible . Heard their concerns & felt their passion despite being stuck at the airport in Utica during our townhall. We’ll keep fighting! pic.twitter.com/uD6EmzWVCs — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 3, 2018 The long-time champion of the left, appears to be facing a similar wave confronting his colleague in Congress, Nancy Pelosi. The party’s left is emboldened and intent on making sure their leaders know it. “There are thousands and thousands of people in this city who want to support him, so that he can win battles,” Liat Olenick, 32, a […]

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