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A heckler interrupted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan press conference Tuesday afternoon, calling the pol a “racist” and a “traitor” before vowing to show up at his and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s homes.
As Schumer (D-NY) was wrapping up a plea to the TSA to add the US Capitol rioters to the no-fly list, the mask-wearing woman stepped in front of the podium and hurled insults at the lawmaker from Brooklyn.
“You’re nothing but a coward!” she roared, saying she was “glad” to see Wednesday’s attack against the US Capitol.
“I didn’t think the conservatives had it in them,” she continued.
“As long as there’s unrest, there’s going to be unrest in these streets, I don’t give a s–t whether you believe me.”
The woman launched a series of conspiracy theories at Schumer, demanding to know whether he told the US Capitol Police to “stand down.”
“Did you tell the Capitol Police to stand down? Did you tell them to stand down?” she shrieked in reference to the Capitol siege.
As the woman continued on her tirade, saying at one point she is a “transsexual” and a “gypsy,” Schumer was captured on a news outlet’s mic saying. “Can we remove her?”
When security guards moved in and tried to gently grab her, she screamed, “Get your hands off me!”
“Six feet! Six feet! Stand down! Stand down! Stand down!” she screamed.
“You can dish it but you can’t take it,” she continued.
The woman then moved off camera, allowing Schumer to continue his press conference and take questions from reporters, but the typically long-winded pol rushed through them and quickly ended the event as the woman continued to shout in the background.
It was not immediately clear what happened to the woman or who she was.
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