Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday declared victory for Democrats in the Georgia Senate runoff races, one of which has been called for Raphael Warnock, promising change with a “Democratic Senate, Democratic House, and Democratic President.”
“It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people,” Schumer said in a statement.
“America is experiencing one of the greatest crises we have ever faced, and the Senate Democratic Majority is committed to delivering the bold change and help Americans need and demand. Senate Democrats know America is hurting — help is on the way,” he said, expressing gratitude to the people of Georgia and across the country who “volunteered their time, donated what they could, and worked so hard to elect new leadership in Washington.”
Both Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whom he referred to as “senators-elect,” ran “first-rate campaigns and will be outstanding Senators for Georgia,” he continued, noting Georgia’s senators were both segregationists at the time Warnock, who is black, was born.
“Yesterday, Georgia just elected its first African-American Senator in its history. I am so proud of both their campaigns and excited to welcome them to the Senate,” Schumer said.
“As Majority Leader, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will have … (Read more)