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Today, Senator Chuck Schumer gave a little outdoor press conference to call for the impeachment of President Trump. But his few minutes in the spotlight were entirely eclipsed by a self-proclaimed “transsexual gypsy” who compared Schumer to Adolf Hitler, calling him a “racist socialist” and a “coward.”
Obviously irate, she moved right in front of all the news cameras and started yelling directly at Schumer behind the podium.
“You racist socialists can dish it out but you can’t take it and remember this, Adolf Hitler was a socialist and that’s exactly who you follow, you’re nothing but a coward!”
“Seeing you hide underneath your desk, I actually got sexually excited over it, that’s how much I loathe you, that’s how much I’m glad what they did!”
— Matthew Chayes (@chayesmatthew) January 12, 2021
After various other statements, Schumer can be heard asking, “Can we remove her?” As security guards move in close to her and try to guide her away, she yells,
“Get your hands off me! Six feet! Six feet! Stand down! Stand down! Stand down! I’m a transsexual and I’m a gypsy, which makes me a minority of color, don’t do it, it’s not going to look good for you Schumer.”
The woman ultimately moved back from the cameras and Schumer quickly finished his press conference and took questions as the woman continued shouting in the background.
Considering Democrats are all about identity politics, I wonder what they make of this incident, seeing as they generally assume that minorities and people of color automatically support Democrats.