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Schumer To Sessions: If You’re Too Wimpy To Ride The New York Subway, I’ll Ride It With You (VIDEO)

Last week, our illustrious Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, suggested that since New York City is a so-called “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants, the NYPD was “soft on crime.” He later walked that remark back, calling New York, a “fabulous city for law enforcement.”

Appearing Monday morning on the MSNBC show Morning Joe, New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took exception with the Attorney General’s comments, commenting:

“My daughters, you know, they’re young adults, but they ride the subway at 4 a.m., and I’m perfectly happy about it. We are a safe city.”

Schumer then added:

“And by the way, New York has grown from 7 million people in 1990 to 8.5 million today, the largest of any city, because crime went down. Mothers from Denver and Dallas were not sending their daughters and sons to New York in 1990. Now they’re happy to do it.”

And the Minority Leader also said the comments from Sessions are part of a larger trend in the country since Donald Trump entered the political arena:

“Here’s the greatest thing I worry about in this country. We’re no longer fact-based. The founding fathers created a country based on fact, and we debated the facts. We debated them at the constitutional convention. We debated them in town halls throughout America, and we were supposed to debate them in the legislature. We don’t have a fact base. If, say, Breitbart News and The New York Times are regarded with equal credibility, you worry about democracy.”

The New York Senator even took a bit of a jab at Sessions, whom he refused to support following confirmation hearings for the AG:

“But I’ll be happy to ride the subway at 4 a.m. with Jeff Sessions.”

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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