Sen. Chuck Schumer has the Senate majority in his sights, and he’s hoping President Trump’s sagging approval ratings will help him win it.
Schumer, the Senate minority leader and a New York Democrat, is one of Trump’s staunchest critics in Congress and has used his perch as a party leader to criticize the president’s performance at every opportunity.
Democratic leaders reason that the worse Trump looks to voters on the November ballot, the better their own candidates will perform against Senate Republican incumbents, whom they need to defeat in swing states in order to clinch the majority.
One of Schumer’s latest attacks on Trump followed the president’s announcement of an updated list of Supreme Court nominees he would consider if a vacancy occurs.
The list includes former Solicitor General Paul Clement, Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Josh Hawley of Missouri, and a long list of lower court judges.
Schumer said Trump’s