By Rebecca Shabad - 01/07/14 07:42 AM EST
Sen. Charles Schumer (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.
“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.”