Following the election results, Republicans not only took the White House but retained control of Congress, both in the House and the Senate. Democratic politicians, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are promising to stand for their values regardless.
Schumer appeared on a Sunday segment of ABC’s “This Week” to reiterate that “When [Trump is] opposed to our values, we’re going to go after him tooth and nail.”
For instance, we’re not going to let him repeal Dodd-Frank or the rules we’ve put in place to limit Wall Street. They’re going to regret the day they try to repeal [Obamacare].
Later in the interview, Schumer promised that Democrats would not accept Trump’s Supreme Court nominee if they were anything other than a “mainstream” figure that could “garner bipartisan support.”
Schumer’s not the only Democrat getting ready to tussle with Trump.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who is in the running to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has threatened to fight much of Trump’s proposed agenda, specifically on the topic of immigration. “These folks are telling Donald Trump that if he tries to move out on his plan to have a deportation squad, to harm Americans […] we’re going to be there to stand and say no,” he said.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also promised a fight. However, Sanders, who himself ran for president in the Democratic primary, said that he would seek to work with Trump on the areas where they stood on common ground.