Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, New York Democrat and one of the fiercest drivers of cancel culture, just said something which the left should be furious about – calling youth “retarded children.”
Schumer made the remarks while speaking with oneNYCHAtv on Sunday as he spoke with the show’s hosts about troubles that lawmakers run into from communities that oppose measures that on the surface sound good.
The show’s female host, Saundrea, talked about opposition from the community to a safe haven that is being built. “This initiative actually will house the homeless population that is actually living on our streets. We see them every day,” she said. “We’re about to house them, and they’re against it. It’s unbelievable.”
“Yeah, I mean it’s, I have found that my whole career,” Schumer responded during the interview. “I wanted to build when I first was an Assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children. The whole neighborhood was against it, these are harmless kids. They just needed some help.”
Just prior to making the remarks, Schumer talked about the need to increase funding for “mental health services” and “real mental health counseling.”
Partial transcript from the episode reads:
FEMALE HOST: So we have a homeless crisis in this country and it has exacerbated. What is Congress going to do for you know, for this crisis, especially with you know, we have the eviction moratoriums that are subject to, you know, expire shortly or soon in like August or something like that, you know, how do we keep people in their homes and in their apartments?
SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER: First, we got $2 billion to New York State, more around the country, to pay for people’s rents, who lost their, couldn’t pay their rents because of COVID. So they won’t be kicked out, and we won’t have more people, you know, out on the streets. And then we put $5 billion into helping provide some housing for homeless people, including money to take some of these hotels that are now vacant or not filled up, and turn them into sort of congregate good shelters for people and housing. Biden to his credit, once, he put in quite a bit of money for assisted housing, I’m not talking about the 40 billion he put in for public housing that we want 80, but he put another about 150 for to build assisted–, you know, to build affordable housing for people.
So we’re starting to do something on that, you know, the homeless crisis. And then there’s one other issue with the homeless crisis, we need more mental health services, a lot of homeless folks have a you know, they have PTSD, because they’re veterans or something like that. But if you had some real mental health counseling, you could do some good there too.
FEMALE HOST: That’s good … because we’re building, it should open next year, a safe haven and it’s really a resistance from, some people want it, I’m for it, and there’s some people that are against it. And yet this initiative actually will house the homeless population that is actually living on our streets. We see them every day. We’re about to house them, and they’re against it. It’s unbelievable.
SCHUMER: Yeah, I mean it’s, I have found that my whole career. I wanted to build when I first was an Assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children. The whole neighborhood was against it, these are harmless kids. They just needed some help.
If a Republican would have made such a comment, the left would have jumped to torch the politician’s career to the ground, but instead the left is calmly ignoring the distasteful comment by one of the party’s leaders – yet another example of left-wing hypocrisy.
Author: Lucas Triton
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