Schumer: Dems on 'path to unity'
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Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw US women's soccer team reignites equal pay push MORE (D-N.Y.) tamped down talk of intraparty strife on Wednesday, saying Democrats are on a "path to unity."

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"We are on a path to unity," Schumer, expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, told reporters at a Zika virus press conference.

He added that he believes Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' The generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party MORE (I-Vt.), who's challenging Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHouse Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally House Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally It's about the delegates, stupid MORE for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a "very constructive man."

"I think we have a mutual goal, which is to make sure Democrats stay in the White House," Schumer said.

His comments come after Clinton won four states Tuesday night, including a big victory in California that boosts her campaign's momentum.

Despite Clinton's status as the party's presumptive nominee, Sanders pledged Tuesday night to "continue the fight."

Senate Democrats — most of whom back Clinton — have increasingly called on Sanders to drop out of the race or at least aim his fire at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE.

But Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE (D-Minn.) on Wednesday called Sanders a "friend."

"I have a lot of faith in him. He has pledged that he wants unity," she said. "He wants to support our nominee."

Asked what "valuable" role Sanders could play going into November, Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterManchin eyes Senate exit Manchin eyes Senate exit Democrats hope some presidential candidates drop out — and run for Senate  MORE (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Democrats' campaign arm, told reporters Tuesday that the Vermont senator should be "bringing people on to get us united."

"That's the role," Tester added.