Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Monday that he will oppose five more of President Trump's Cabinet and administration nominations.
It comes as Schumer and Trump have sparred over the president issuing an executive order restricting immigration of individuals from seven countries with Muslim majority populations.
In a statement, Schumer announced his opposition to treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin, Heath and Human Services nominee Tom Price, Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt, labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder, and Mick Mulvaney, Trump's nominee to serve as budget director.
"After the first week of the Trump presidency it's clear our country is at a crossroads. In his first week in office the president has stomped over our proud American tradition of welcoming immigrants and refugees, trafficked in alternative facts, and is attempting to fill his Cabinet with billionaires and bankers," Schumer said. "What kind of country do we want to be: one that helps the middle class and those struggling to get there or one that further rigs the system in favor of the special interests?"
"The people that the president has nominated to serve in his Cabinet will have incredible power over millions of Americans and in shaping what kind of country we are going to be," he continued.
"While I will continue to demand that each nominee issue a public statement on his or her views of President Trump's Muslim ban, I will vote against nominees who will be the very worst of this anti-immigrant, anti-middle-class, billionaires' club Cabinet," Schumer said. "Rep. Mick Mulvaney for budget director, Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services, Steve Mnuchin for Treasury, Scott Pruitt for EPA and Andy Puzder for Labor have repeatedly shown they will not put the American people or the laws of our nation first, and I will vote against their confirmations."
The announcement comes on the heels of the New York Democrat announcing that he plans to vote against another trio of top Trump Cabinet selections: secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, who was nominated to be the next attorney general.
Thus far, Schumer has voted in support of four of Trump's administration selections, including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.