Well, it seems the pressures of being the obstructionist in chief are finally getting to ol’ Chuckie Schumer.
The Senate minority leader has been busy delaying Senate confirmation hearings — including the vote for Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Justice — and decrying every move President Trump makes.
Being that grumpy all the time takes its toll apparently, because over the weekend, the senator blew a gasket in public — at least according to the object of his ire and several witnesses.Page Six reports, Sen. Chuck Schumer caused a scene at a Manhattan restaurant when he began yelling at a wealthy and well-connected Donald Trump supporter that the POTUS is “a liar.”
Schumer, the top Senate Democrat, lost his cool on Sunday night at Upper East Side restaurant Sette Mezzo, according to witnesses.
He was dining with friends when he encountered Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former US secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter and domestic policy adviser to President Lyndon B. Johnson — and his wife, Hilary, who were having a quiet dinner.Onlookers said Schumer was incensed that Hilary — the daughter of William S. Paley, the founder and chairman of CBS — had voted for Trump, even though her husband, Joseph, is a well-known Democrat.
According to one witness, Califano gave Schumer a complement on what he’s doing with health care and then joked his wife had voted for Trump.One witness said of the restaurant rant, “They are a highly respected couple, and Schumer made a scene, yelling, ‘She voted for Trump!’ The Califanos left the restaurant, but Schumer followed them outside.”
On the sidewalk, Schumer carried on saying “ ‘How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!’ He kept repeating, ‘He’s a liar!’ ”
Hilary confirmed the confrontation, telling Page Six, “Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.”
These people are absolutely UNHINGED and it’s an awesome thing to behold.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]