In response to Trump’s executive order that bans people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that Democrats will be looking to delay Trump’s Cabinet picks.
Schumer made an appearance on the “TODAY” show where he spoke about the new order and how “appalling” it is. Him alongside other Democrats are going to be asking for a delay on Trump’s Cabinet picks. “I’m going to ask for a delay, whether McConnell grants it, you know, they run the Senate,” Schumer said, adding, “I think we’re going to ask about it for just about every one.”
One concern that Matt Lauer raised to Schumer was about Republicans pushing back on the idea, to which Schummer replied, “Oh, please, this is so important to America. Aren’t the American people entitled to know the positions of these Cabinet people before they come in?”
Schumer also stated that Democrats will introduce legislation later Monday evening to repeal the ban.
“This evening I will ask for a vote on the floor of the Senate to repeal this,” Schumer said, saying that Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California drafted a bill to repeal the ban.
“I hope that Mitch McConnell allows that vote,” he continued. “Already, 11 Republicans, not just the ones you’ve shown, have already spoken out against it. We should repeal this, and then we should sit down, and in a careful, thoughtful way we need to tighten up things against terrorism.”
Trump isn’t so happy about the idea and said, during a business meeting, that Democrats are “not behaving well at all.”