There’s nothing so shameful that Chuck Schumer can’t make it worse.
The Senate minority leader’s flair for melodrama is so well known that in a city full of publicity-hungry politicians, it’s an old joke that “the most dangerous place in Washington is between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera.”
But when it comes to cheapening one of the darkest moments in American history with a comparison to the current political crisis, it’s nothing to laugh about.
The New York Democrat’s usual hyperbole took on an offensive tone on Wednesday when he likened the mob violence that interrupted the scheduled certification of November’s election results to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that killed almost 2,500 Americans and launched the country into World War II.
“President Franklin Roosevelt set aside Dec. 7, 1941, as a day that will live in infamy,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “Unfortunately, we can now