'The Privilege of Being a Democrat': Schumer Immediately Forgiven For Using 'Outdated and Offensive' Word

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2021
From The Right
Media Bias, Media Watch, Chuck Schumer, mental health

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer referred to mentally disabled children as “retarded” during a recent podcast interview and rather than drag him through the wringer as they would if a Republican had said it, the media immediately forgave him.

Appearing on the One NYCHA podcast, Schumer used the word “retarded” in making a point about the challenge of overcoming community resistance to housing initiatives meant to serve vulnerable populations.

“When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children — the whole neighborhood...

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