Schumer Complains ‘Rural States’ Have Same Number of Senators as ‘Urban’

During a Tuesday interview with New York NPR affiliate WAMC, Sen. Chuck Schumer lamented that all states have two senators, making it difficult for Democrats to control the Senate.

“[I]t’s vital to take back the Senate,” Schumer said. “Last time in the election it was, ‘Take back the House.’ We needed it. It was easier to take back the House than take back the Senate, given the Senate map.

“Is it going to be easy? No, it never is in the Senate because the rural states get the same number of senators as the urban – the bigger states,” Schumer said.