Schumer Agrees with Biden on Giving Trans Students Access to Bathrooms, Locker Rooms
Senate Minority Leader agrees with former vice president's progressive agenda
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he agrees with former Vice President Joe Biden's plan to allow transgender children access to sports, locker rooms, and bathrooms based on their gender identity.
Schumer was asked:
“Joe Biden said that on his first day of office, he would give transgender students access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity in all federally-funded schools."
"Do you think he has the ability to do this, and do you agree with this decision?”
“I agree with the decision, and I know he’ll check things out thoroughly, legally."
Earlier this month, Biden said he had a “very ambitious, very progressive agenda” and has “significant representation among progressives in our administration."
The former vice president said he needs strong leaders in the House and Senate to "get it done.”
Host Lester Holt asked:
“What about former rivals from your own party? Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren. Have you talked to them about Cabinet positions?”
“We already have significant representation among progressives in our administration, but there’s nothing really off the table."
"But one thing is really critical, taking someone out of the Senate, taking someone out of the House, particularly a person of consequence, is a really difficult decision that would have to be made," he added.
"I have a very ambitious, very progressive agenda, and it’s going to take really strong leaders in the House and Senate to get it done.”
Regarding transgender issues, Biden said that “there is no room for compromise” before describing it as the “civil rights issue of our time.”