the list grows longer
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) now plans to oppose a total of eight of President Trump's Cabinet nominees. In a Facebook post Monday, Schumer announced he will vote against Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Trump's pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget; Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump's nominee for health secretary; Steven Mnuchin, Trump's treasury secretary nominee; Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick for head of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Andy Puzder, the president's choice for labor secretary. Schumer previously expressed his opposition to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, and attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
Schumer's announcement followed his statement of staunch opposition over the weekend to Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries from entering the U.S. The New York senator vowed Monday to "demand that each nominee issue a public statement on his or her view of President Trump's Muslim Ban." In announcing his opposition to the nominees on Facebook, Schumer said he had determined them to be "the very worst of this anti-immigrant, anti-middle-class, billionaires' club Cabinet."