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Schumer rips Trump, GOP over debate: 'How are you not embarrassed?'

Schumer rips Trump, GOP over debate: 'How are you not embarrassed?'
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHouse Democrats introduce bill to invest 0 billion in STEM research and education Graham dismisses criticism from Fox Business's Lou Dobbs Lewandowski: Trump 'wants to see every Republican reelected regardless of ... if they break with the president' MORE (D-N.Y.) tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE and congressional Republicans on Wednesday over a chaotic presidential debate, asking how they weren't "embarrassed."  

"Last night President Trump delivered one of the most disgraceful performances at a presidential debate that anyone has ever seen. ... Shakespeare summed up in 'Macbeth,' Trump's performance last night — a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing," Schumer said during a Senate floor speech. 

"I just want to ask my Republican colleagues, how are you not embarrassed that President Trump represents your party? How can you possibly, possibly support anyone who behaves this way? Are you watching the same person we are?" Schumer added. 

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The first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska Jeff Daniels narrates new Biden campaign ad for Michigan MORE was a chaotic confrontation, marked by interruptions, constant cross-talk and increasingly personal attacks.  

Trump sparked bipartisan backlash for refusing to condemn white supremacy. He also appeared to cast doubt on the integrity of the election.

GOP senators that have criticized the debate include Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseTrump looks to shore up support in Nebraska GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg President Trump: To know him is to 'No' him MORE (Neb.), who called it a "shitshow"; Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds Will anyone from the left realize why Trump won — again? Ratings drop to 55M for final Trump-Biden debate MORE (Utah), who called it an "embarrassment"; and Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiBitter fight over Barrett fuels calls to nix filibuster, expand court The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Justice Barrett joins court; one week until Election Day Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE (Alaska), who said it was "awful." 

Schumer, speaking from the Senate floor, asked why Republicans were not "deeply, utterly, personally embarrassed that Donald Trump is a Republican."

"In an hour and a half that felt like a lifetime, the president managed to insult Vice President Biden's deceased son and smear a living one, please a fringe white supremacist group and capped the night off yet again casting doubt on our own elections," Schumer said.