Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerDemocrats urge Trump to condemn Charlottesville violence Melania Trump on Charlottesville protests: 'No good comes from violence' It's time for McConnell to fight with Trump instead of against him MORE (D-N.Y.) had nothing but praise for President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) as his White House chief of staff.

Here's Schumer's statement:
"He is the perfect choice. He knows the Hill, he knows substance, he knows politics, and most importantly, he can get the job done."

Schumer and Emanuel served as the heads of the Democratic campaign efforts in their respective chambers of Congress in 2006, when Democrats recaptured control of Congress.