WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats have a new leadership lineup for next year and the all-Republican government.
New York’s Chuck Schumer will be minority leader, Illinois’ Dick Durbin will be the No. 2 Democrat as minority whip and Washington’s Patty Murray will be the assistant leader.
Schumer told reporters Wednesday that they will work with Donald Trump on issues where they agree but challenge him when values or progress is under assault.
Schumer said that “when you lose an election like this you can’t flinch.”
In other changes, Sen. Patrick Leahy will be the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee and Sen. Dianne Feinstein will fill that post on Judiciary as the Senate considers a Supreme Court nominee.
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