Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer Will Save You From Cell Phone Cases That Sort of Look Like Guns

By on 7.9.15 | 3:43PM

Now that he's won his battle against those Tide Pods that supposedly look like candy to small children, who are, apparently, eating them by the millions, Chuck Schumer is taking on yet another threat to your very health and safety, and everything you hold dear in this life and the next. 

Ladies and gentlemen, Chuck Schumer is here to rescue you from cell phone cases that kind of look like guns.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is raising alarm about the sale of iPhone cases that are made to look like the handle of a 9 mm handgun. 

In letters to online retailers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the senator said the product is a disaster waiting to happen and warned it might violate federal law. 

The New York senator's warning had an immediate effect; Amazon and eBay told news outlets they were removing listings for the product. 

Schumer Critical of Iran Deal, Senate Likely to Do Sanctions

By on 11.25.13 | 4:05PM

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) thinks the recent deal with Iran, in which Tehran has agreed to freeze aspects of its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions, is a lopsided deal, with Iran getting the better part of the bargain. The senator released a statement on Sunday, calling the agreement foolhardy due to its relaxing of sanctions, which Schumer notes were putting substantial pressure on Iran to avoid dabbling in nuclear weapons development.

Schumer, an important figure in Democratic leadership, is in the position of having to choose between supporting the president’s agenda and supporting Israel. The senator, a Jew, surely recognizes that the safety of Israel is an issue that will resonate with a large segment of his constituency. Schumer was joined in his opposition by Republican senators such as Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) suggested that the deal was a desperate attempt to take public attention away from Obamacare.