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Jacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee

Jacobin editor-at-large David Sirota, formerly a speechwriter for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden endorses Texas Democratic House candidate Julie Oliver Ocasio-Cortez rolls out Twitch channel to urge voting Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Monday that the way to force Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTrump casts doubt on hopes for quick stimulus deal after aides expressed optimism Schumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (D-N.Y.) to fight hard against President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE's Supreme Court pick is through a primary challenge.

Speaking with co-hosts Saagar Enjeti and Krystal Ball, Sirota said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Trump casts doubt on hopes for quick stimulus deal after aides expressed optimism Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid MORE's (R-Ky.) past time in the minority should serve as a model for how Democrats should wield power when Republicans control the chamber.

"The point here is, that Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerTrump casts doubt on hopes for quick stimulus deal after aides expressed optimism Schumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE knowing that there would be a primary or [that] there's a possibility of a primary is going to motivate him to do everything he can possibly do to stop this nomination," Sirota said as the partisan battle heated up over replacing former Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgDemocrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Mitt Romney did not vote for Trump in 2020 election The Senate should evoke RBG in its confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett MORE, who died on Friday.

Watch part of his interview above: