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."
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
— The Hill (@thehill) February 24, 2020
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.
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