Bredesen says he won't back Schumer for Senate Dem leader

Phil Bredesen, the Democratic Senate candidate in Tennessee, said on Tuesday night that he won’t support Sen. Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: US showing signs of retreat in battle against COVID-19 | Regeneron begins clinical trials of potential coronavirus antibody treatment | CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks Schumer requests briefing with White House coronavirus task force as cases rise Schumer on Trump’s tweet about 75-year-old protester: He ‘should go back to hiding in the bunker’ MORE (D-N.Y.) as the Senate Democratic leader. 
Click Here: cheap INTERNATIONAL jerseyBredesen, during his opening comments in a debate, said Congress needs “to get new leadership.”  “I can tell you right now that if I’m elected, and when I’m elected and go to Washington, I am not going to be voting for Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: US showing signs of retreat in battle against COVID-19 | Regeneron begins clinical trials of potential coronavirus antibody treatment | CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks Schumer requests briefing with White House coronavirus task force as cases rise Schumer on Trump’s tweet about 75-year-old protester: He ‘should go back to hiding in the bunker’ MORE,” Bredesen said.ADVERTISEMENT He added that “a lot of the problem” with Washington, D.C. — which he argued had become “hyperpartisan” — is the current leadership in both parties and that “they’re not doing the job.”  Bredesen is running for the Senate seat being vacated by GOP Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Trump asserts his power over Republicans Romney is only GOP senator not on new White House coronavirus task force MORE (Tenn.), who is retiring at the end of the year. He’s worked to distance himself from the national Democratic Party as he tries to win in the deep-red state.  “I need to make clear to everybody my independence from all of the national Democratic stuff,” he told The Associated Press in an interview that published on Sunday.  Bredesen is facing off against Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters Five things to know about Trump’s legal power under the Insurrection Act MORE (Tenn.) for the Senate seat. The race, according to a RealClear Politics average of polling, is locked in a tie, though the AP reported that internal polling from both sides has Bredesen in a slight lead.  Blackburn noted during Tuesday night’s debate that Bredesen could have run as a Republican or independent but chose to run as a Democrat.  “He will be with Chuck Schumer if he were to go to Washington,” she said.  Bredesen is one of a growing number of Senate Democratic candidates who say they wouldn’t support Schumer as Democratic leader.  Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D), who is running for a Senate seat in Texas against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE (R), told ABC News in July that he wouldn’t support Schumer.  “I would have to … listen to those who are vying for that position and then make the best-informed decision. But I’ve not spoken to [Schumer] or really anyone about it. In fact, this is the first time I’ve been asked the question,” he added at the time.  Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) also said in July that she wouldn’t support Schumer.  The Senate doesn’t hold public votes for caucus leadership, which are worked out in closed-door meetings.

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