Senator Chuck Schumer Vows Strict Standards for Trump


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WASHINGTON (AP) – Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says Democrats will hold Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to the same standards that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded of President Barack Obama’s picks eight years ago.

Schumer says that means Democrats won’t allow immediate Senate votes unless Trump’s choices pass FBI background checks, clear an ethics review, and submit a detailed financial disclosure statement. Those were demands made eight years ago by McConnell, a Kentucky Republican — who is now accusing Democrats of making “little procedural complaints.”

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