- The pragmatic Democratic senator has a good reason to risk ending the Senate's consensus approach to decision-making
- It's all about the 2018 election and Chuck Schumer's opportunity to become Senate majority leader, Paul Callan writes
Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former New York City homicide prosecutor and currently is of counsel at the New York law firm of Edelman & Edelman PC, focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases. Follow him on Twitter @paulcallan. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)What's gotten into Chuck Schumer? Throughout his Congressional career, the New York Democrat who's now the Senate minority leader has been a pragmatic liberal willing to work with colleagues on both sides of the legislative aisle.