Schumer didn’t really have a choice. They are the minority and the GOP can get any justice through that they desire.probably mostly true given schumer has rolled over twice like a trained show dog for mcconnell giving trump dozens of judges "so some senators can campaign" as if they can't just fucking go and campaign on their own like ted cruz is.
Either Schumer fights a long, futile battle against the nominees and miss a month of campaigning or he can make a deal to fast track the process and get some time to campaign.
As much as a I love Beto, Cruz has a pretty good chance of winning. I can’t say the same among democrat senators from Red States .
What Schumer could've done is draw out the process so that each nomination takes as long as he can legally draw it out for, exactly what the Republicans would've done and in fact did do when the Democrats were in office. But as usual in the US there are weak Democrats and strong Republicans, which predictably results in republican victories.