Senator Chuck Schumer Offers His Support: 'I'm proud of New York and I'm proud of the protests'

Posted 113 days ago


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was "proud" of the protest in New York City, though he believes the violence witnessed at some of the riots should be condemned.

New York City has been under a curfew for several days as protests against police brutality and racial injustice devolved into riots that have led to looting, arson, vandalism, and attacks on police officers. During a Thursday interview on Morning Joe, Schumer said the focus should not be on the violent minority.

"Well, I think things are improving over the last day or two in New York. I’m going to defer to the mayor and governor as to how to use the resources, the many resources at their command. I’m not sitting right at their side and know that. But I will tell you this, the overwhelming majority of protesters in New York, tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, are peaceful protesters," he said.

"As you said, Joe, this is a great tradition of New York. Often, New York is the conscience of the nation. We lead the country to realize our faults and to try and change them. And I think that I am proud that so many young people are out there. We’ve said over and over again, the greatest worry we have about the young people is that they’r... (Read more)