PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Americans not to only elect Hillary Clinton as president, but to put the Senate back in the Democratic Party’s hands.
“With Hillary Clinton as president and a strong Senate majority by her side, we’ll keep the American dream alive for a new generation,” the New York senator said at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.
Schumer said this upcoming presidential election “is about two different visions of America.”
“Donald Trump can only see an angry America, fearful and small, closed to the world and suspcious of our friends and neighbors,” Schumer stated. “Hillary Clinton sees a different America — an America that strives to live up to that promise written here in Philadelphia that every man and woman has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Schumer added that there’s no “bull” with Clinton.
“And now folks, I’m from Brooklyn, it’s in our blood to sniff out bull. Now there’s a lot of that in politics, but not in Hillary,” Schumer said. “When she tells you something, take it to the bank. I saw it, her remarkable ability to listen, internalize the concerns and fears and hopes and dreams of every day Americans and then work hard and get things done for them.”
Clinton became the first woman in U.S. history to be nominated for president of a major party.