Schumer hails Democratic retention of Senate as he condemns GOP’s violent rhetoric

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Democrats’ retention of the Senate majority a vindication, and said that the American people rejected the violent rhetoric from the Republican Party.

Mr Schumer made the remarks shortly after Senator Catherine Cortez Masto clinched her re-election in Nevada late Saturday evening after mail-in ballots moved the race in her favour.

“Democrats will once again have a majority in the Senate and I will once again be majority leader,” he said. “This election is a victory, a victory and a vindication for Democrats, our agenda and for the American people.”

Democrats now have 50 Senate seats as incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock heads into a runoff with Republican nominee and former University of Georgia football player Herschel Walker.

In addition, Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona won his race late on Friday night, while Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire overwhelmingly won re-election. Furthermore, John Fetterman flipped Pennsylvania’s Senate seat.

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