Schumer: Democrats Keeping Control Of Senate ‘Victory And Vindication’

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made the comment about Democrats keeping control of the upper chamber after Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto was declared the winner in her reelection bid.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer

At a glance

  • Masto’s win makes next year’s chamber a combination of at least 50Democrats to 49.
  • And even if Republicans win the Georgia Senate runoff, the ties still gives them the majority because Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaker vote.
  • Masto defeated GOP challenger Adam Laxalt
  •  “With the races now called in Arizona and Nevada, Democrats will have a majority again in the Senate. And I will be the majority leader,” Schumer said. “This election is a victory, a victory and a vindication for Democrats, our agenda, and for the America and for the American people.”

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