Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been trying to recruit candidates to help Democrats win back control of the U.S. Senate — but his efforts have failed spectacularly.
As detailed by The Washington Post, Schumer has failed on four separate occasions in his efforts to recruit a candidate to run for the Senate.
Schumer struck out on his candidate recruitment in key states such as Georgia, Colorado, Texas and Montana.
Here’s more from the Post on Schumer going 0-4:
Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race in the midterm elections, told him on Monday that she will not run for Senate in 2020, despite his months of efforts to woo her, which included the invitation to deliver the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union.
Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who narrowly lost to Sen. Ted Cruz in November, concluded that his odds of being elected president were higher than defeating the state’s other senator, John Cornyn, in 2020.
Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, the Democrat best positioned to oust Sen. Cory Gardner, said he is not cut out to be in the Senate and jumped into the presidential race.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, the dream Democratic recruit to take on Republican Sen. Steve Daines, has been hiring a staff for his all-but-declared presidential campaign in 2020.
Schumer has been trying very hard to recruit Democrats to run for critical Senate seats currently held by Republicans.
Adding more fuel to the fire, it will not surprise many to know why Schumer has obviously been so desperate to flip the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been approving conservative judges to federal courts at a break-neck speed.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 90-8 on Thursday to confirm the 100th federal judge under President Donald Trump.
Since Trump took office two years ago, the Senate has successfully approved 100 conservative judges to federal courts across the country.
Trump’s judicial appointments include two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, 37 federal appeals court judges, and 61 federal district court judges.
On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Rodolfo Ruiz to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
In addition to confirming Ruiz, the Senate also cleared two more nominees to federal district courts in Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania.
If both of these judges are approved in the Senate when it is put to a full vote, Trump will have tapped 102 judges to the federal bench.
That’s certainly a historic accomplishment, which is why Schumer has been so desperate to flip control of the Senate back to Democrats.
Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate are reshaping the federal courts across the country for decades to come — and there’s nothing Schumer and the Democrats can do about it.