Senator Chuck Schumer took a break from his busy schedule of fighting yogurt regulations to endorse Charles Barron’s opponent, Hakeem Jeffries, in the race for New York’s Eighth Congressional District:
I know the streets of this district like the back of my hand from when I represented many of its neighborhoods, and I know that Hakeem Jeffries is the man who will get the job done for all the people in Brooklyn and Queens. Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries is the perfect combination of smart, hard-working and caring — and, from creating jobs to protecting affordable housing to educating our kids to delivering services for our seniors, he has a record of accomplishment to prove it. He is a true blue friend of Israel and has a sophisticated sense of America’s unique role in a complex, interconnected world. He is full of energy and promise and talent, and I am proud to endorse him to be the next congressman from the Eighth district.
Notice that the senator didn’t mention Charles Barron. Would it have been too much for Schumer to openly take a stand against Charles Barron, the radical anti-Semite?