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Right out of the gate during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Joe Biden demoted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and former President Donald Trump called out him on it.
The stumble came during Biden’s off-the-cuff opening remarks before he went on script.
“Congratulations to Chuck Schumer, another term as Senate minority leader. You know, only this time you have a slightly bigger majority. You are the majority leader. Not that much bigger?” Biden asked looking at his fellow Democrat.
Schumer signaled back that the Democrats gained one seat in the midterms.
They flipped the seat held by retiring Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Pat Toomey with John Fetterman’s win over Mehmet Oz.
The Democrats had a working majority during Biden’s first two years in office, with a 50-50 split between the parties and Vice President Kamala Harris, in her role as president of the Senate, casting the tie-breaking vote.
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