Chuck Schumer, the highest ranking Democrat in the country, suggested that New York should refuse to pay for President Trump’s security.
From Buzzfeed News:
“[Mayor Bill de Blasio] ought to tell the Congress if we don’t pay for it, New York City cops aren’t guarding it, and let the Feds put more people in,” Senator Chuck Schumer said in an interview with BuzzFeed News. “That’s what I think he should do.”
It was a typically confrontational suggestion from the New York senator and Senate minority leader, who is ex officio the leader of the official resistance to Donald Trump.
Schumer has been silent in the past on the very extensive and expensive measures his home state has taken in the past to protect other leaders, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
From CBS New York:
One of the world’s most despised leaders was quite possibly the safest man in New York City on Monday night.
The city is going to great lengths to protect Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, reports CBS 2’s Rob Morrison.
The fact that this much security is out in plain sight pales in comparison to the hidden measures police and secret service have taken to protect one of the world’s most notorious men.
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