FILE – In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
When last we left you on Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), people were Zaprudering a video that appeared to show the Senate Minority Leader gesturing and talking to … an empty chair on the Senate floor on the first day of the impeachment trial.
Schumer gave more credence to that speculation in an interview he did with Chris Cuomo Friday evening, the same day House impeachment managers including House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished making their case for President Trump’s removal from office.
Cuomo asked Schumer “What did you see in the room when you looked at your colleagues from the other side?”, referring to Schiff, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and others who made arguments on the Senate floor last week in hopes it would convince enough Republicans to join Senate Democrats in ousting the President.
Schumer’s answer was just flat out bizarre:
“Well, there are certain speakers who were quite compelling.
I mean, the greatest of these was, I think, Martin Luther King. You know, he forced America to listen to him even when people didn’t want to hear it when, you know, bigotry had been swept under the rug for a 100 years.
They, when Adam Schiff gets to his closing remarks, all three nights, the Republicans are looking at him and listening. Much of the time, they’re talking to each other, they’re looking down.
They don’t want to hear this stuff because they know it’s uncomfortable the way it points out how terrible their President has been on so many different things. But when Schiff talks, they listen.
Yeah…no. Watch Schumer’s remarks below:
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) January 25, 2020
If there are Senate Republicans who “don’t want to hear this stuff”, it’s not because Schiff has made a “compelling” case. More likely it has a little something to do with Schiff’s well-documented penchant for lying through his teeth and in the process dragging the American people along for the ride in hopes of undoing the results of the 2016 election.
As for his ridiculous comparison of Schiff to MLK, Jr., Twitter users had more than a few thoughts about that:
A joke right? Please do not tarnish the memory of a great man by comparing this weasel to him. Shame.
— Bill Konyha (@bkonedg) January 25, 2020
No comparison, the King family should sue Schumer for defamation of character.
— JosephJones (@JosephJ44142817) January 25, 2020
Schiff’s “I have a scheme” speech definitely one for the history books!
— Ned Freed (@nfreed3) January 25, 2020
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) January 26, 2020
I’ve seen, heard and read MLKJr and trust me @RepAdamSchiff is no MLKJr. Disgusting.
— MermanK (@MermanKris) January 25, 2020
— Miriam (@MiriamDeaza) January 25, 2020
When it comes to Schumer, Schiff, and the rest of the Democrats who have orchestrated this clown show, there are no “compelling” excuses to excuse away what they’ve said and done. None.