NYT: Chuck Schumer Seems to Relish Role as Republicans’ Chief Villain

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The New York Times explains that Sen. Chuck Schumer is the leading target of Republican wrath.

Republicans have put his face in their campaign commercials and spat his name as an insult on the debate stage. Presidential candidates and talk-radio hosts have invoked him as a kind of comic-book villain, thwarting Republicans at every turn.

Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, has become the anointed target of Republican wrath.

Ms. Ingraham, the radio host, said Mr. Schumer’s prominence this time stemmed from both his designation as the Democratic leader-to-be and from the perception that he “completely snookered Marco Rubio” on immigration.

“It is very, very risky for the Republicans to nominate a presidential candidate who has already proven himself to be in over his head when it comes to dealing with the future Democratic leader in the Senate,” Ms. Ingraham said in an email. “And yet that is precisely what much of theG.O.P. establishment is proposing. And that helps to explain why conservatives are thinking a great deal about Chuck Schumer these days.”

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