Liberal activists and Washington, D.C. political insiders are coming together to pressure Senate Democrats to add more diversity to their senior staff positions dominated by white males, accusing the Democratic Party of “soft bigotry.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), who was elected on Wednesday to lead the Democrats in the Senate, has been on the receiving end of more political cash from Republican Donald Trump than any of his Senate peers.
Senate Democrats elected Chuck Schumer as minority leader on Wednesday, tasking the New York senator with preparing party members in the chamber to confront the incoming Trump administration.
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt will retain his seat in the Senate after his Democratic challenger Jason Kander conceded the race Tuesday night.
Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.), who chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, quickly moved to donate more than $50,000 in potentially illegal contributions to the U.S. Treasury on Monday.