Susan Walsh / APSenate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 30, 2020. (Susan Walsh / AP)
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer declared himself the Senate “majority leader” on Wednesday and said that Democrats have regained control of the Senate even though one of Georgia’s Senate runoff races has yet to be called.
“It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people,” the New York Democrat said in a statement.
“We are grateful to everyone in Georgia and across the country who volunteered their time, donated what they could, and worked so hard to elect new leadership in Washington.”
Schumer victory statement: “It feels like a brand new day. For