If you didn’t think that this year’s politics could get any more divisive (or weird), think again.
According to a report from Page Six, things turned ugly on Sunday night when a pleasant conversation erupted into a brawl in a Manhattan Restaurant. Witnesses claim that Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer screamed at Hilary Califano, a Democrat, when he found out that she that voted for Trump.
The incident happened when Schumer ran into Joseph Califano Jr, a highly respected Democrat and former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Jimmy Carter. According to reports, the Califanos exchanged pleasantries with Schumer, who happened to be dining at the same restaurant, when talk turned to politics.
As soon as Schumer found out that lifelong-Democrat Hilary Califano voted for Trump, he completely lost his cool.
(Joe and Hilary Califano, Courtesy of New York Social Diary)
According to the witnesses, Schumer caused major commotion at the restaurant, yelling “She voted for Trump!”, then followed the couple outside the restaurant yelling, “How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!” He then repeatedly continued yelling, “He’s a liar!” as the couple left.
Schumer has been in the spotlight recently with reports that he intends to lead the Senate minority to a filibuster Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The U.S. Senate has long been regarded as a chamber of civility in government. If it gives you any insight into the fervor with which the left hates our current president, look no further than the behavior of the Democrat’s own Senate Minority Leader.
Civil disagreement in politics is one thing, but a heated, public rant against our current president is unbecoming of anyone. Particularly for a leader in our Senate.