Schumer Says He Is 'Guilty as Charged' in That He Spent $8,600 on Cheesecake in Less Than 10 Years


Senate Minority Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) confirmed a story from the New York Post that said Schumer had spent more than $8,600 on cheesecake in less than ten years.

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.”

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He then distributed some cheesecake to the reporters who were at the press conference. 

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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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