Schumer Caught on Mic Forecasting Democrats’ Midterm Races
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of New York, both top, share a light moment after Democrats won control of the U.S. House in November. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, left, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, right, share a light moment after Democrats won control of the U.S. House in November. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Senate Majority Whip (R-Ky.) shared an amusing text message he received from Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) about Democrat’s prospects in the midterm elections.
Schumer sent him a message at about 9:30 on Sunday morning, just as the House majority was starting to pick up.
“Gonna be a fun couple of days,” the “Meet the Press” host replied.
“Really? Good!” Schumer wrote back.
“I’ll miss you,” McConnell told his colleague.
“What are you going to do when I’m not around?” Schumer asked.
“Well, we have a great plan for that,” McConnell said. “I’ll be back soon, I promise.”
Later Saturday, Schumer wrote McConnell a letter on “Meet the Press” in which he criticized McConnell’s “mendacity” during the government shutdown.
“We’re losing the public’s trust in Congress, and the public’s opinion is starting to turn against its elected leaders,” Schumer wrote.
“You are going to lose the Senate,” McConnell replied in the message shared on Sunday.
“I’ll be back on Tuesday,” Schumer said, “and you can kiss goodbye to the majority.”