According to the Post, Schumer’s campaign purchased cheesecake from Junior’s restaurant in Brooklyn to give as gifts to supporters between 2012 and 2016.
During a press conference on Sunday, the minority leader confirmed the report, adding that cheesecake is his “guilty pleasure.”
“I give them as gifts. I use them for bets. You know when someone wants to bet something you know for a Brooklyn thing versus a Wisconsin thing.”
“I love Junior’s cheesecake, so I say to the New York Post and others, guilty as charged,” Schumer said, adding, “I’ve been going to Junior’s since I was a little boy. And it’s my guilty pleasure.”
He then distributed some cheesecake to the reporters who were at the press conference.
Watch the video below:
"Guilty as charged… it's my guilty pleasure."— The Hill (@thehill) February 24, 2020
WATCH: Sen. Chuck Schumer admits to spending thousands on cheesecake and serves cheesecake to members of the press in a lighthearted moment. pic.twitter.com/2OHX2lPgPe
CNN reported that Schumer’s office said the cheesecakes were not purchased with taxpayer dollars.
The Post also noted that in 2019, the campaign began givings books as gifts instead.