By: Brian Evans
The New York Post reported this week that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)...
apologized today after word got out that he called a flight attendant a “bitch” for ordering him to follow the rules and turn off his cellphone before takeoff.
And his political protégé, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, initially provided him with public cover.
Schumer’s outburst was overheard aboard a US Airways flight from LaGuardia Airport to Washington on Sunday.
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 door was closed.
According to Politico…
“She said she doesn’t make the rules, she just followed them.”
Then, Schumer said to Senator Gillibrand, in regards to the flight attendant as she walked away…
Gillibrand’s office reportedly tried to smooth it over by telling Politico that Schumer was “polite,” and added that “he turned off his phone when asked to,” but as reports began to come out, regarding his hateful and disgusting behavior, those comments have been silenced!
Then, Politico reported that…
once word spread that Schumer had been less than friendly, Gillibrand’s office offered a second statement. In fact, they reported that Gillibrand’s aide, Glen Caplin, said: “Chuck did the right thing by apologizing.”
Republicans slammed the Senator for his abhorrent and sexist behavior! However, Schumer responded, not by defending his hateful treatment of the woman, but instead accusing Republicans of “trying to score cheap political points!”
Then, Schumer claimed that he had told the flight attendant that he was sorry, according to Brian Fallon, Schumer’s spokesman! Fallon stated…
“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.”
According to Schumer’s office, they reported that the flight attendant accepted his apology and that he flew back from New York LaGuardia to Washington D.C.! Politico said that according to a flight attendant, Schumer behaved himself, and stated…
“He was quiet. He wasn’t on his cellphone or anything.”
However, other airline personnel reported that Schumer has a reputation of being mean and disrespectful to them! In fact, one flight attendant who has served him before stated that “He’s not nice!”
Apparently, it has become a common problem for too many left-wing hate-filled radicals like Schumer, on the left!