Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerDems: Trump risks government shutdown over border wall Miners' union shouldn't look to feds to bail out mismanaged pension fund Compromise is the key to moving forward after Trump's first 100 days 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.