Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told a liberal gay rights group Saturday night that Donald Trump is the “most dangerous and worst” man to ever hold the presidency.
In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign’s New York Gala, Schumer started his speech by saying, “We are dealing with probably the most dangerous and worst man in the presidency we have ever had in the history of this nation.”
Schumer continued that if Democrats retake control of the Senate in the midterm elections, “I will have the sole power to determine what goes on the floor of the Senate. And, that will mean we will not get another backward right-wing judge on the Supreme Court, period.”
Concluding his remarks, Schumer said, “It means we’ll be able stop Donald Trump from putting all his junk on the floor and stop the anti-LGBT cascade of things that come into the United States Senate. So keep up the activism, keep up the protests, keep up the calling, keep up everything that you do, and we will take this country back.”
In 2011, after the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords, Schumer lamented the tone of the political rhetoric at the time, which liberals widely blamed for the shooting before the identity of the shooter was known.
“Maybe in a certain sense this terrible tragedy will help us to take a time out, to look, each of us, into ourselves and remember the shared values that we really do all have. One of the grandest of American values is debate. It can be strong debate. But it should always be civil. When a shooting like this occurs, it sends a deep chill down the spine of the body politic,” Schumer said at the time.
When Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot by a liberal activist, Schumer said he was “absolutely shaken by the news.”