Schumer made the remarks while speaking with MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fracking moratorium.
"Overall, the Democrats throughout the country have supported fracking," Schumer said. "The president has, most of us have, and it’s worked quite well."
Scarborough followed up by asking Schumer if he would like to see fracking take place in upstate New York.
"Well, it has to be done carefully and it has to be done right," Schumer said.
Scarborough pressed further, asking Schumer whether he would support fracking if those conditions were met.
"If the governor feels it’s going to be done carefully, I sure would."
Talk about a dodge.
But Schumer's dodgy response aside, Democrats throughout the country have not supported fracking. President Obama does - although he won't say the word fracking, just natural gas - but few other Democrats have come out strongly for the practice.
In fact, the issue has created a rift among Democrats.
Still others, like Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, enact moratoriums on fracking.
When the Pew Research Center asked people in September 2013 about increasing the prevalence of fracking, the more liberal respondents were, the more they were opposed to fracking.
So no, Sen. Schumer, Democrats throughout the country have not supported fracking.