Schumer: 'Dems Throughout the Country Have Supported Fracking'

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 5, 2014 | 10:37 AM EDT

Most Democrats - including Pres. Obama - support fracking to provide Americans with energy, because it's worked well, Sen. Chuck Schumer declared on MSNBC this morning.

"Overall, the Democrats throughout the country have supported fracking. The President has, most of us have, and it's worked quite well," the New York Democrat said in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

But, Democrats in both California and Colorado have recently adopted anti-fracking platforms that would, effectively, ban the job and energy-creating technology.

"I sure would" like to see fracking and the jobs it would create come to upstate New York, Sen. Schumer said - provided that the governor feels it could be done safely.