U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday endorsed New York Attorney General Letitia James' bid for a second term as James also gave her nod to the top Democrat in the Senate as he seeks re-election this year.

The cross endorsements for James and Schumer come as New York Democrats are set to meet this week for their nominating convention in New York City.

Schumer pointed to James' work on suing the National Rifle Association as well as the investigation of former President Donald Trump's business interests.

“She’s taken on the NRA in ways few have had the courage to try, helped us beat back the opioid scourge that has ripped apart New York families, sought justice for those wronged and ripped off by shady lenders – and all this, while being a tireless advocate on the issues of Black maternal health, economic fairness and racial justice," Schumer said. "To boot, she’s been unafraid of Donald Trump and professionally pursued her case despite his bullying and constant attempts to distract her from her job. Her laser focus on the issues, passionate advocacy, and deep relationships across New York make her the perfect choice for attorney general once again.”

James, in turn, called Schumer "a longtime ally and friend."

"As Majority Leader, Senator Schumer has been an effective advocate for New Yorkers and Americans across the country, fighting to protect voting rights, ensuring our state gets the funding it deserves, and taking on so many other issues impacting our communities," she said. "I look forward to continuing our partnership in these fights as only two scrappy kids from Brooklyn know how to do: with tenacity, unity, and an unwavering duty to the communities we serve."