Chuck Schumer and the New Yorker
Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat and current Senate Minority Leader, will be one of the few sitting Democrats who have been on the receiving end of the wrath of President Donald Trump.
A New Yorker profile of Schumer was released on Monday and details some of the controversial and personal comments he has made about women in the past, including one time where he referred to them as “tits.”
In the article, Schumer claimed he had had a “long, rocky relationship” with the New Jersey senator.
But Schumer has come under fire for his behavior since his election last year.
During the 2016 campaign, Schumer called Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “the best candidate for president,” a claim that drew criticism from Sanders and others in the Democratic Party.
On Monday, Schumer’s office released a statement that read in part, “The New Yorker magazine profile was an accurate portrayal of Senator Schumer and his life and his past behavior.”
In it, Schumer also described the president as “a bully” who had taken him on in “a campaign of bullying and harassment.”
Schumer also slammed Trump for his treatment of women, saying he had been “bullied by the media” and his “repeated assaults” on them had made them “feel humiliated.”
“The press and the people who work for them are going to be calling him names for the rest of his life,” Schumer said.
“The only thing he can say about that is he has been a bully, and that’s a lot worse than the abuse I have received over the years.”
Schumer’s comments are just the latest in a long line of controversial statements he has uttered about women over the course of his career, including his infamous “grab them by the pussy” comments, which he made to Rolling Stone in 2016.
Schumer, a self-described feminist, is also known for his support of gay rights and LGBTQ rights.
Schumer has said that he does not support same-sex marriage.
He also recently said that Trump should have apologized for his remarks on the Senate floor and suggested he might consider resigning from office.
“There are things that the president has said, the way he speaks about women, about minorities, about immigrants, about Muslims, about people of color that are wrong, but I have to tell you this: If he wants to change, he needs to be more like a real American,” Schumer told a New York radio station.