Democrat Minority leader Chuck Schumer has always been one to call Republicans ‘racist.’ He’s done it repeatedly to Donald Trump, tried to paste the label on the late Justice Alito and has promised to attack Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions, the judge who destroyed the Klu Klau Klan in Alabama, as a ‘racist’ as well.
As it turns out, it appears Senator Schumer may be living in a glass house when it comes to accusing anyone of racism. As conservative talk show host Larry Elder relates, we have an eyewitness account of how Chuck Schumer started out his career as a New York State Assemblyman in 1974 by concocting a disgustingly racist scheme to push blacks out of a white neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He convinced people living in the neighborhood that if they supported him, he would use his clout to defraud the blacks living in the same neighborhood and get rid of them.
Here’s the actual article, from 2006, and Senator Schumer has never challenged this or denied it… but wait, there’s more.
Robert Johnson, the billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), accused Schumer of racism back in 2008. According to Johnson, Schumer openly and blatantly favored “white owned companies” over his own:
Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson, the nation’s first African-American billionaire, made the explosive allegations in a Jan. 17 letter to Schumer, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.
Johnson accused Schumer of trying to get the U.S. Justice Department to derail his efforts to create what he said would be the nation’s first minority-owned airline in more than 30 years.
Johnson’s proposed company, DC Air, would offer discount fairs to many of upstate New York’s economically hard-pressed cities in a partnership arrangement with long-established carrier American Airlines.
“As an African-American businessperson who has a personal net worth significantly greater than the market capitalization of [rival companies] Jet Blue and Air Tran combined, I am offended that you could argue that these two companies deserve an opportunity that should be denied to me,” Johnson told Schumer.
“It cannot be that you believe that they are better businesspersons; perhaps it is because they are white businesspersons.”
Johnson, in an interview with The Post, said, “If Schumer was a Republican and not a Democrat, everyone would be jumping up and down saying, ‘How dare you not support us?’
“I’m trying to figure out what the rationale is for someone who is a member of the liberal Democratic Party to oppose DC Air – when that party has a fundamental commitment to minority ownership and equal opportunities for minorities,” Johnson said.
Asked if he was accusing Schumer of racism, Johnson responded, “If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . . “
Johnson is fairly level headed and not known for the habit of just throwing something like this out there, so he might very well have hit the nail on the head. Or maybe the other companies just put more money in the Senator’s pocket. After all, Senator Schumer is fairly notorious for having his hand out when it comes to his fundraising.
And get this…according to the Post article, guess who Senator Schumer got to vouch for him? None other than NY Representative Charlie Rangel, one of the most foully corrupt members of congress.
It figures. And it also makes me wonder what else might be out there.
Quack quack, Senator.
Schumer may or may not be a racist. But what’s obvious is that he’s all about Chuck Schumer,and if displaying racist behavior is needed,(or pretty much anything else) he’s down for it..any means to an end. That’s something to keep in mind as he tries to smear far better men with that label.
If I were Senator Schumer with his background, I’d be a lot more cautious about throwing around bogus accusations of racism. It isn’t nice and can have unforeseen consequences.