Schumer spoke with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow where he said the nation can be unified by “truth and accountability.”
“I don’t think you can just say, ‘Never mind,’ with some of the egregious things Trump has done,” he said. However, he added that it should not “be our number one concern.”
The Democratic senator later said, “You can’t just sweep some of these egregious things under the rug. Plain and simple.”
He called Trump’s act on Jan. 6 — the day pro-Trump protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol — the “most despicable thing any president has ever done.”
“He is the worst president ever,” Schumer declared.
Watch Schumer’s interview below:
Senate Majority Leader Schumer on fmr. Pres. Trump: "His act on the 6th was the most despicable thing any president has ever done. And he is the worst president ever." pic.twitter.com/rUIawnflh4
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 26, 2021
The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for the second time, charging him with “incitement of insurrection.”
Trump previously called the impeachment efforts “absolutely ridiculous” and suggested “it’s causing tremendous danger to our country.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a press conference on Thursday, “The fact is the president of the United States committed an act of incitement of insurrection. I don’t think it’s very unifying to say, ‘Oh, let’s just forget it and move on.'”
“That’s not how you unify,” Pelosi added. “Joe Biden said it beautifully, ‘If we’re going to unite, you must remember,’ and we must, we must bring this. And look, that’s our responsibility, to uphold the integrity of the Congress of the United States.”
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