Thousands of protesters gathered outside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) home in New York on Tuesday night, demanding he take a stronger stand against President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees.
Roughly 3,000 people amassed at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn around 6:00pm, then marched to Schumer’s apartment near Prospect Park, waving signs that read, “Show Some Spine, Schumer” and “Resist Trump,” and chanting, “Wake up, Chuck!” and “Filibuster every bill! Filibuster everything!”
Senate Democrats have been the target of numerous protests and demonstrations since Trump’s inauguration, as watchdog groups and activists accused them of being too soft on the president’s controversial appointees.
“Resistance means resisting,” Daily Kos founder and publisher Markos Moulitsas wrote last week in response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voting in favor of Ben Carson as chief of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department, even after unyieldingly questioning his qualifications during confirmation hearings.
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