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Report: Sen. Schumer Harassed Well-Connected Woman at NY Restaurant Because She Voted for Trump

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) allegedly  “caused a scene” at an Upper East Side Manhattan restaurant Sunday night when he bawled out a well-known and well-connected woman because she voted for President Trump. “She voted for Trump!” he reportedly bellowed.

According to witnesses, Schumer continued the harassment after the woman and her husband left the restaurant, following them outside and yelling more insults.

The senator was dining with friends at Sette Mezzo when he confronted Joseph A. Califano Jr. — the former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare under President Jimmy Carter — and his wife, Hilary, who were trying to enjoy a quiet dinner.

Onlookers said Schumer was incensed that Hilary — the daughter of William S. Paley, the founder and chairman of CBS — had voted for Trump, even though her husband, Joseph, is a well-known Democrat.

One witness said of the restaurant rant, “They are a highly respected couple, and Schumer made a scene, yelling, ‘She voted for Trump!’ The Califanos left the restaurant, but Schumer followed them outside.” On the sidewalk, Schumer carried on with his fantastical filibuster: “ ‘How could you vote for Trump? He’s a liar!’ He kept repeating, ‘He’s a liar!’ ”

Hilary confirmed the confrontation, telling Page Six, “Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything.”

This isn’t the first time Senator Schumer has gotten emotional about President Trump. After Trump announced his immigration order back in January, Schumer held a press conference at which he called the order “mean spirited” and shed copious tears.

Trump laughed off Schumer’s “fake tears” at the time and said he would ask him who is “acting coach” is. Sadly, the senator’s behavior at Sette Mezzo on Sunday night didn’t seem fake at all. It was all too real.

“What a vile, nasty piece of work Schumer is,” conservative actor James Woods quipped on Twitter.

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