Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is known for making controversial statements.
He’s been forced to apologize multiple times over the years, including in 2019 when he stood outside the Supreme Court building and threatened Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch in front of an angry mob of liberals.
But jaws dropped when Chuck Schumer used this one derogatory slur during a recent interview.
During a podcast interview this past weekend, Chuck Schumer talked about his time as an assemblyman when he represented a district in Brooklyn where the community fought back against a housing project.
This one happened to be for special needs children – or what Chuck Schumer called during the podcast interview, “retarded children.”
“When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children — the whole neighborhood was against it,” Schumer stated. “These are harmless kids. They just needed some help. We got it done. Took a while.”
Of course, most folks know the word “retarded” is now considered a derogatory slur.
John McCain’s running mate in 2012, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, spoke out against people using the word to describe her grandson, Trig, who was born with special needs.
Democrats like Chuck Schumer always have plenty to say about everyone else’s word choices.
They think they can say whatever they want with impunity because their pals in the media won’t hold their feet to the fire.
In this case, while the mainstream media didn’t make much of a peep, many Americans and conservative outlets are pointing out the hypocrisy.
After facing fire, Chuck Schumer is backtracking, going above and beyond to apologize for using such a derogatory slur to describe children with special needs.
“For decades, Sen. Schumer has been an ardent champion for enlightened policy and full funding of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” read a statement from Schumer’s office.
And because Chuck Schumer is a far-left Democrat, the corporate-controlled media quickly accepted his apology, with POLITICO simply writing that Schumer used an “outmoded” phrase.
This highlights the clear difference in the way the media treats Republicans and Democrats.