Just when we thought the Senate was there to protect us from bad calls made by the president, many Democrats have voted in favor of Trump’s cabinet nominees—including New York Senator Chuck Schumer. This comes as a surprise due to the recent waterworks show he put on in reaction to Trump’s proposed Muslim and refugee ban.
As a response to Schumer’s support of four of Trump’s nominees, including Mike Pompeo, John Kelley, James Mattis, and Nikki Haley, a rally (expecting to draw thousands) will be held outside the Senator’s Park Slope home tonight at 6 p.m. DNAinfo reports that the organizers of “What the F*ck, Chuck” will “demand that Schumer stand firm on the remaining nominees and to rally the Democrats to stand firm”.
The rally’s Facebook event description reads:
Listening to our collective voices, Senator Schumer has announced today that he will vote NO on 8 of Trump’s cabinet picks! After his previous three yes votes, we are heartened but not mollified!
We are coming out on Tuesday with boxing gloves, barbells, and a demand that Schumer strengthen his resistance and fight fight fight the horrible policies coming out of the Trump administration.
No appeasement, no deal-making, no collaboration: we need powerful resistance and leadership of all the Senate Democrats to fight the administration!
Chuck Schumer, we, your constituents, are looking to you as Senate Minority Leader and our Senator, do to more, to do it stronger, and to keep up the tough fight ahead!
We, a group of activists and concerned citizens, will be coming together for another rally at Schumer’s home to demand that Schumer stand firm and rally the Democrats to stand firm.
We need them to stand strong for all the battles coming down the pike: healthcare, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental rights, supreme court, workers’ rights, etc.
We will march to Schumer’s home on Prospect Park West and we will deliver protein bars and weights to Schumer, so he can regain his strength.
The confusion and outrage comes after Schumer’s fervent outspoken opposition to a majority of the cabinet nominees.
The rally will begin at 6 p.m. and is intended to go until 8 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza on Prospect Park West near the Senator’s home.