Chuck Schumer: ‘People Like Senator Mitch McConnell and President Trump…Remind Me of Herbert Hoover’

By CNSNews.com Staff | May 12, 2020 | 9:56am EDT
Then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.) at the FDR Memoria, Feb. 3, 2005. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.) at the FDR Memoria, Feb. 3, 2005. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) said in a tweet on Monday that people like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) and President Donald Trump remind him of President Herbert Hoover, who Schumer said decided to do nothing when faced with the Great Depression.

“People like Senator Mitch McConnell and President Trump who say let’s ‘pause’ and do nothing more, they remind me of Herbert Hoover,” said Schumer in his tweet.

“They could lead us into a second Great Depression,” Schumer said.

“When we were on the edge of a potential depression, Herbert Hoover said ‘let’s do nothing,’” Schumer said in a video attached to the tweet. “That’s what these guys are saying, and doing nothing could well create the second Great Depression.

“We need help and help quickly, and help quickly,” he said.

“The people like McConnell and McCarthy and even Trump who say ‘let’s wait and do nothing, well, they remind me of the old Herbert Hoovers,” said Schumer.

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.