Chuck Schumer says he is not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton
Posted On July 3, 2021
Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic Party and the Senate minority leader, said on Sunday that he was not ready “to endorse” Hillary Clinton.
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Schumer said, “I’m not ready.
I think that I have been very clear about that.”
He continued, “But I’ve never said, I’m not going to vote for her.
I’ve said I think she is the best candidate for president.
I’m going to let the voters decide that.”
When asked about the potential of a third party run in 2020, Schumer said it’s “never been in the cards” for him.
He also noted that “you can’t go to a caucus and not be open about your feelings.”
“You can’t have a caucus where there’s no one there that has an opinion.
And there’s been no indication of that,” he said.”
I think it’s a pretty simple question.
Who do you trust?
Who do your friends trust?
I don’t trust Hillary Clinton.”
Schumer added that he believes he has a “fair shot” to win the White House in 2020.
He then added that if Democrats do not have a chance to run, he “will be there.”
Schubys statements come as the party struggles to gain the trust of women voters and independents, and as the country grapples with the fallout from the election of President Donald Trump.
On Saturday, Democrats released a poll of voters who identify as female, which found that 56 percent of women are more likely to vote than men.
The poll found that the top three reasons women say they are undecided are not Clinton or Trump, but their support for Sanders.
The poll also found that 52 percent of Clinton supporters said they have an unfavorable view of Trump, and 39 percent of Trump supporters said the same.
The same poll also showed that 47 percent of men said they view Trump favorably, and 42 percent of female voters said they did.
In the first half of the year, Democrats have held their majority in the Senate for seven straight years.
They hold a slight edge in the House of Representatives.
On Sunday, Schumer also reiterated his support for former President Barack Obama.
“He was an incredible president, a tremendous president, and he was a great president,” Schumer told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.
“I think the Democrats owe him an apology.”
Asked if he would back a third-party run, Schumer responded, “Yeah, I would absolutely do that.
I don`t think there’s any doubt about it.”
Schulkin also said he would not be voting for Clinton in 2020 because of her handling of the emails scandal, but he said he “would have to see her performance.”
“I will not vote for Hillary Clinton in that role,” he told ABC.
“Because I will not be endorsing her.
She has betrayed the Democratic party.
She is not the party of Lincoln.
She cannot be our party.”
Schuristas support of Sanders has been a key element in the party’s efforts to win back the White Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden.
He was the first sitting president to endorse Sanders.
“If you look at her record, it`s not very good,” Schumer added.