‘He’s got to step up to the plate’: Schumer challenges Trump to testify before Congress under oath
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the crowd at the 2013 Iowa Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Des Moines, IA (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

According to a press release from the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the the Democratic Party leader has invited President Donald Trump to testify before the Senate under oath about his interactions with fired FBI Director James Comey.


"I would like to invite the President to testify before the Senate," Schumer said on Face the Nation. "I think we could work out a way it could be dignified, public, with questions, with Leader McConnell."

“The fact that he’s new, the fact that he may not say things so seriously, that’s not an excuse. He’s the president of the United States and he’s got to step up to the plate,” Schumer said during the interview.

He added that they would consult with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller when and if the president agreed to the testimony.

Fox News noted that Schumer appears to be taking the president up on his statement claiming he is "100 percent" willing to speak under oath about his interactions with Comey and contradict the narrative the former FBI director presented in his testimony last week.