SEARCH
« President Obama: The First Billion-Dollar Candidate? | Main | Mitt Romney to Obama on Health Care: ‘Why Didn’t You Call Me?’ »
Sunday
Apr032011

Sen. Schumer Stands by Comments, Says Tea Party 'Extreme'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., doesn't regret reporters overhearing him telling Democratic colleagues that Republican budget cuts should be painted as "extreme."

Schumer on Sunday stood by the remarks he made when he was apparently unaware that his microphone was open to reporters on a conference call last week.

"I have no problem with reporters hearing that," Schumer told ABC News. "I said a few hours before [the call] on the floor of the Senate. I've said it on this show. The Tea Party is the group standing in the way. They are extreme," he insisted.

"Any group that says you don't cut oil subsidies to companies making billions and billions of dollars – subsidies that were passed when the price of oil was $17 to encourage production, and now the price is over one-hundred [dollars], and at the same time says: cut student aid to help qualified students go to college. Yeah, I believe they're extreme."

On the conference call Schumer said, "I always use the word extreme, that is what the caucus instructed me to do the other week -- extreme cuts and all these riders. And, uh, Boehner's in a box. But if he supports the Tea Party there's going to inevitably [be] a [government] shutdown."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Wonderful Webpage, Carry on the very good work. Many thanks.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>






ABC News Radio