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Schumer: 'Tectonic plates' shifting

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Overnight Defense: GOP plays hardball by attaching defense funding to CR | US reportedly drawing down in Iraq | Russia, US meet arms treaty deadline | Why the military wants 6B from Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) says he thinks it’s possible for unemployment benefits to pass, but if it doesn’t, Democrats would only be a vote or two shy.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow asked Schumer Monday night, if he thinks the legislation to extend the benefits will pass this week.

“I think it is possible. The pressure is mounting on our Republicans because what's happening is this — the tectonic plates beneath our politics are changing,” he said.

Extending unemployment insurance previously won bipartisan support, he said, adding the GOP's strong opposition today “shows you how far the Republicans have moved over.” 

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