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December 16, 2009

Why Wasn’t Schumer Arrested?

If it had been any ordinary citizen, that individual would have been escorted from the plane and charged with a federal offense. Somehow, Senator Chuck Schumer got away with conduct that was well-beyond what his constituents would be allowed.

Schumer and his seatmate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), were chatting on their phones before takeoff when an announcement indicated that it was time to turn off the phones.

Both senators kept talking.

According to the GOP aide, a flight attendant then approached Schumer and told him the entire plane was waiting on him to shut down his phone.

Schumer asked if he could finish his conversation. When the flight attendant said “no,” Schumer ended his call but continued to argue his case.

He said he was entitled to keep his phone on until the cabin door was closed. The flight attendant said he was obliged to turn it off whenever a flight attendant asked.

“He argued with her about the rule,” the source said. “She said she doesn’t make the rules, she just follows them.”

When the flight attendant walked away, the witness says Schumer turned to Gillibrand and uttered the B-word.

Right there, most of us would have been off the plane. But then it got worse.

But moments after the flight attendant had told Schumer to shut it off, the phone rang again.

“It’s Harry Reid calling,” the source quoted Schumer as saying. “I guess health care will have to wait until we land.”

Got that – complete refusal to comply with things that are required of ordinary citizens, and potential endangerment of his fellow passengers. Why no arrest? Why no charges?





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Do you seriously think someone, even someone who was not a politician, would get arrested for that?

|| Posted by Mumbler, December 16, 2009 03:35 PM ||

Sounds like someone stirring the s*** just to stir it. the only one who heard the word Bitch was another Dem and a Boot licker who had to find some magazine to report it to..weh wah wah
show some cahoneys and be a man about it..

|| Posted by Danny Thompson, December 16, 2009 04:16 PM ||

Sen. Schumer may have committed a federal offense. Passengers are required to follow flight attendant instructions, and it appears he did not.

Members of congress should be held to higher standards as they write the rules.

Lets hope some office with jurisdiction investigates this matter.

The safety of the flying people should never be side stepped either. Looks like NY's two senators had no problem doing this.

|| Posted by jeff, December 16, 2009 06:35 PM ||

On my last flight, I was threatened with removal from the flight and arrest because I questioned the flight attendant's request that I my paperback book in the overhead bin until we had taken off (no reading during takeoff permitted, apparently). I was polite in how I handled the situation, not arrogantly noncompliant like Schumer. Apparently being a Senator gets you better treatment.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, December 16, 2009 10:59 PM ||
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