This week Senator Chuck Schumer issued a half hearted apology for threatening two Supreme Court Justices. Schumer threatened if they voted a certain way they would pay consequences. After being called out by Chief Justice Roberts and list of others Schumer claimed he should not have used the words he used.
This is not the first time Chuck Schumer has been forced to apologize for comments. In 2009 Schumer apologized after getting busted calling a flight attendant “bitch” when she told him to turn off his cell phone on a flight with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Gillibrand’s office initially gave Schumer cover, she told Politico.com that the senior senator was “polite” and that “he turned off his phone when asked to.”
After much scrutiny about the incident and media outlets picked it up she changed her tune.
Gillibrand’s aid, Glen Caplin, said:
“Chuck did the right thing by apologizing.”
He criticized Republicans for “trying to score cheap political points” for pointing out the incident.
Schumer’s apology also came from a spokesman.
“The senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath after the flight attendant walked away. He shouldn’t have made it, he regrets it and he has apologized for it,”
Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon said.
Schumer and his seatmate, Gillibrand, were chatting on their cellphones when the plane’s captain told passengers to turn them off.
But the two Democratic senators ignored the order and kept talking — prompting a flight attendant to ask them to follow Federal Aviation Administration rules, according to a House Republican aide who was seated nearby.
Schumer asked if he could finish his call. The attendant said “no” because the plane was waiting for him to finish so it could take off. The state’s senior senator ended his call, but then launched into an argument with her, claiming he was entitled to continue his chat until the cabin
Another clear example of how unstable the Senator is. He clearly has no respect for authority or anyone who disagrees with him. Just like with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Schumers apology was pathetic.