Chuck Schumer caught Saturday Night Fever on a Friday night time — seen dancing maskless in a crowded celebration room ground, visiting for the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico. The senator’s dance strikes had been seemingly impressed by President Biden’s newly authorised infrastructure invoice.
In a video tweeted out by New York Times’ Emma Fitzsimmons, Schumer was noticed hitting distinctive strikes on the gathering: orbiting his dance companion, with arms glued to his sides like a Hanna-Barbera character.
Most puzzling from the scene was the shortage of masking within the crowded space: contemplating the New York Democrat’s seriousness with the waning COVID-19 pandemic and insistence on mandates.
Though usually noticed defying masks mandates — this time in opposition to Puerto Rico’s federal ruling — Schumer’s carefree perspective with bypassing his personal touted restrictions promotes the Dems’ consolation with political theater. Nearly two years because the nation first locked down.
The celebrated piece of laws, closely championed by Democrats, was handed late Friday (vote: 228-206), and is about so as to add $1.2 trillion in authorities spending, pending approval from the White House.
Republicans, generally, weren’t thrilled over the choose members of the celebration that signed off on the insipid infrastructure spending plan. Republican Senator Bill Hagerty out of Tennessee was shocked by the vote, showing on Fox News Saturday to debate.
“It was very surprising to me to see 13 Republicans basically bail Nancy Pelosi out,” commented Sen. Hagerty. “She did not have the votes within her own party to do this. We had 13 Republicans that decided to step up and help her in this way, and what they did is put themselves on a path to early retirement.”
Chuck Schumer continues his hustle: on and off the dance ground.
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