Schumer Twitter Slaps McCain Over Long Island Jab

chuck schumer art 400 20081023131717 Schumer Twitter Slaps McCain Over Long Island JabJohn McCain took to the floor of the United States Senate today during a debate over domestic terrorism and let slip a crack about our favorite neighbor to east.

“Isn’t it true that Justice [Sandra Day] O’Connor was specifically referring to a case for a person captured on Long Island?” the former GOP standard-bearer said. “Last I checked, Long Island was part — albeit sometimes regrettably — part of the United States of America.”

This comment was not appreciated by our own Chuck Schumer, who took to Twitter to say, “@SenJohnMcCain – All of America saw how heroic Long Islanders were on 9/11. #LongIsland deserves an apology.”

Mr. Mccain then returned to the floor to make a half-hearted apology to the good people of Nassau and Suffolk counties.

“In an exchange on the floor…I mentioned the wonderful people of Long Island,” he said. “I made a joke. I’m sorry there’s at least one of my colleagues that can’t take a joke, and so I apologize if I offended him and hope that someday he will have a sense of humor. ”

But Senator Schumer ain’t laughing.

Back on Twitter: “NYers can take a joke. But if @SenJohnMcCain wants to mock parts of America, stick to Arizona.”

We can only hope this back and forth continues.



One thought on “Schumer Twitter Slaps McCain Over Long Island Jab

  1. This is a great example of the lack of communication and sound judgement that is going on in the Senate! After that statement can you imagine McCain as our President. I would like to know from the Republican candidates, what would you do to break-down the concrete wall that exists in Washington now.??

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