Schumer navigates rocky terrain as impeachment trial unfolds

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NEW YORK (AP) Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to pull off a balancing act as he navigates the tough terrain of the third impeachment trial of a sitting president in American history.

His task is to hold together Senate Democrats from all sides of the political spectrum while also trying to maintain his constant presence dealing with a host of local issues in New York.

The Senate Minority Leader tells The Associated Press: “I can do two things at once, and I'm always going to do that."

At home in New York, Schumer faces a potential far-left primary challenge in the next election.

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