Sen. Schumer Battered by Both the Right and Left in New Role

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Posted at 6:39 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 18:39:00-05

NEW YORK (AP) - He has emerged as the leader of the anti-Trump resistance on Capitol Hill, but to many of his liberal constituents, that's not enough. They want Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York to take a hard line against nearly everything President Donald Trump stands for.

On Tuesday night, thousands of frustrated liberals chanted, "Filibuster everything!" and waved signs that read "Grow a spine, Chuck" during a protest outside Schumer's Brooklyn apartment building.

At the same time, Schumer - the Senate minority leader - is facing intensifying pressure from the Trump administration for holding up some of the president's Cabinet picks and has been mocked and insulted by Trump.