Chuck Schumer

Schumer announces support for slavery reparations bill

Chuck Schumer at a press conference. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told a small group of reporters Tuesday that he will support legislation proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to establish a commission to study reparations for slavery.

Why it matters: As the top Democrat in the Senate, Schumer's support strengthens not only the legislation's future, but also benefits a continuing conversation on the reparations issue.

Schumer calls Trump's meeting with Kim "reality show foreign policy"

President Donald Trump argues about border security with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer .
President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Monday President Trump's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was "reality show foreign policy." 

QuoteThis was one of the worst few days in American foreign policy and American diplomatic history in a long time."