Schumer: Dems Are Going to ‘Fill the Vacuum’ Trump Left


Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Democrats’ new economic agenda would “fill the vacuum that Donald Trump left” when he campaigned on working class issues and then “abandoned them for the hard right Koch brothers.” Schumer said, “We have already proposed a few things, an infrastructure plan. We don’t know where he is on infrastructure. We’re going to have to work with him on that. We have proposed already a $15 minimum wage. Trump won’t go for that. We have proposed a family leave proposal that works well. Here’s what we’ll propose tomorrow: number one, we’re going to go after the drug companies. We’ll create a special, special office that will just go after these drug companies when they raise prices so egregiously, and people can’t afford these drugs. We’re going to change the way companies can merge.” “We have these huge companies buying up other big companies,” he continued. “It hurts workers and prices. The old Adam Smith idea of competition is gone. People hate it when their cable bills go up, their airline fees. They know that gas prices are sticky when the price of oil goes up on the markets, it