Schumer: 'Tectonic plates' shifting

Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump 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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