The left never practices what they preach.
In a recent podcast Democrat New York Senator Chuck Schumer used the word “retarded” to describe mentally disabled children.
His exact words were “When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children”.
He soon apologized for his words but only after his statements caught the publics attention.
Here’s the moment he said it here:
Sen. Schumer calls mentally disabled children "retarded" pic.twitter.com/RFOIc5fwDM
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 14, 2021
WATCH: Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer Refers To Homeless Kids As ‘Retarded Children’ https://t.co/cOqgZcvhkQ
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The New York Post had more details to share on Schumer’s comments:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) apologized Monday for using the word “retarded” to describe disabled children during a podcast appearance over the weekend.
Schumer was a guest Sunday on the “1 NYCHA” podcast, which examines public housing and related issues, when the topic turned to historic opposition to low-income and other forms of public housing.
“When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children,” recalled Schumer, who represented parts of Brooklyn in Albany between 1975 and 1980. “The whole neighborhood was against it! These are harmless kids. They just needed some help.
“We got it done,” Schumer added. “Took a while.”
Video of the podcast was posted on the “1 NYCHA” Facebook page with the word “retarded” deleted from the closed captioning.
Just imagine if President Trump used the same words, I’m sure it would be CNN’s top story but since a Democrat said it the story will get buried.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer referred to mentally challenged children as "retarded" in a podcast appearance. https://t.co/pX1Q3sDIUK
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 14, 2021
The Washington Examiner covered the story too:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer referred to mentally challenged children as “retarded” during a recent podcast appearance.
Schumer, 70, used the term, widely recognized as offensive, to describe people with mental disabilities during a Sunday interview with OneNYCHA, a podcast dedicated to highlighting issues related to public housing.
One of the hosts, Saundrea Coleman, mentioned a new initiative in New York intending to shelter homeless people even though there are some opponents to the plan, which prompted Schumer to discuss his experiences.
The Politico which usually leans left on their reports covered the story but tried to hide the fact Schumer said it, just look at their headline:
I'm a lifelong liberal voter, but I have to ask:
Why is it that for Schumer we're saying "outmoded" word, when if a Republican said it, we'd be saying "offensive" word?
— KellyInPA (@SteppingBackOut) June 14, 2021