Charles Schumer Archive
C-SPAN Looks Back at Supreme Court Justices' Confirmation Hearings : CSPAN2 : March 17, 2017 12:06am-2:18am EDT
including an introduction by the new york senator charles schumer and her opening statement. >> embodies what we strive for as american citizens, her life and career are not above race or gender although as for all of us, these are important parts of she is. her story is about how race and class at the end of today are not supposed to predetermine anything in america. what matters is hard work and education and those will pay off no matter who you are or where you come from. it is what each of us want for ourselves and our children and this shared vision is why this moment is historic for all americans. she was born to parent parents t moved from new york to puerto rico during world war ii. her father was a factory worker with a third-grade education denied when she was nine. her mother worked and raised she and her brother, now a doctor practicing in syracuse on her own. she graduated first in her high school class from cardinal spellman high school in 1971. she has returned to...
Fetching more results