The most irredeemable quality about Chuck Schumer is his hard-line position on Israel. I remember how he publicly criticized Obama in 2010 and was bragging to a radio station in NY that he told the president to his face that he should the be supportive of Netanyahu regarding settlements in East Jerusalem. Now today, on MTP he apparently was not supportive of Chuck Hagel for defense and was basically undermining Obama on national television, obviously carrying the water of the ADL and AIPAC.
No other democratic "leader" would do this, not Pelosi, Reid, and definitely not Durbin. But here we have a Senator who wants to be majority leader who openly bucks the president on siding with a foreign country. Where's the backlash?