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Schumer Won’t Talk Weiner


Senator Chuck Schumer refused to talk about Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral bid Sunday, telling CBS’s Bob Schieffer, “I’m not commenting on the mayor’s race or Anthony Weiner’s race.”

The smirking no-comment was a repeat of Schumer’s recent performance on ABC’s This Week. The New York senator’s longstanding ties with Weiner, who has described himself as Schumer’s “protégé,” have been a source of awkwardness since the former congressman resigned in shame. It will be interesting to see whether Schumer will maintain his self-imposed gag order throughout the race, or whether he is merely taking the temperature of New Yorkers before committing to a take on Weiner’s candidacy.


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