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FLASHBACK: Schumer: Everyone Believes the President Deserves His Choices to Run the Executive Branch

In 2013, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules of the Senate so that presidential nominees that required Senate confirmation no longer needed 60 votes to be confirmed.

At the time, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “just about everyone in America, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, believe that once you elect a president, he deserves his choices to run the executive branch.”

Now, though, Sen. Schumer has done everything in his power as Senate minority leader to prevent President Trump’s nominees from being confirmed.