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Schumer Says McConnell ‘Won't Dictate What This Senate Does' Amid Power Sharing Fight: His Moves ‘Angered My Entire Caucus'

Added 01-25-21 10:34:02pm EST - “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Monday night to talk about the back-and-forth he's been having with Mitch McConnell about procedural matters.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Chuck Schumer: Mitch McConnell Won't Dictate What Senate Does”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Monday night to talk about the back-and-forth he’s been having with Mitch McConnell about procedural matters.

With a number of Democrats saying the Senate majority needs to take action right away on a number of key policy items, including further covid relief, Maddow asked Schumer about this “unusual situation” the Senate is in and asked how his impasse with McConnell over power-sharing is going to pan out.

Schumer said as he negotiated with his Republican counterpart, McConnell “went to the floor and said, ‘I won’t do it unless you Democrats do this.’ ‘Demand what I want.’ He’s not the majority leader. He’s the minority leader. And he is not going to get his way. We are not going to do what he wants and that is universal, Rachel, in my caucus.”

After part of the interview aired, Maddow reported to viewers that McConnell “caved” on going forward with a power-sharing agreement.

McConnell’s new statement cited the opposition from two Democratic senators to killing the filibuster.

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