Chuck Schumer deletes Father's Day photo after backlash

 June 18, 2024

Despite being one of the most powerful politicians in America, it appears Chuck Schumer (D-Ny.) has yet to acquire the all-American skill of grilling hamburgers.

The Senate Majority leader deleted an incriminating Father's Day photo that revealed his ignorance of basic grilling technique.

The picture showed a slice of cheese lying on top of a raw patty as Schumer obliviously smiled at the camera, spatula in hand.

Schumer's Father's Day

Schumer had no idea what was about to him when he shared the innocent post on X.

“Our family has lived in an apartment building for all our years, but my daughter and her wife just bought a house with a backyard and for the first time we’re having a barbeque with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill!” Schumer tweeted.

“Father’s Day Heaven!”

It didn't take long for X users to start snickering. "Remember this the next time you hear someone brag about their Harvard degree," one user quipped about the Ivy League-educated senator's grilling acumen.

Among those joining in the fun was Donald Trump Jr., who accused Schumer of desperately pandering to voters.

“I get that you’re playing to the masses but literally no one puts cheese on a raw beef patty,” Donald Trump Jr. added. “If you need help learning how to do basic grilling stuff let me know.”

Powerful senator invokes "common sense"

It appears Schumer eventually realized his mistake, as he deleted the photo following backlash.

A fixture in Washington, Schumer has represented New York in the U.S. Senate since 1999. In his high-profile position, he has been known to make some embarrassing slip-ups.

Schumer has some important business scheduled this week, including a vote to reinstate a ban on bump stocks after the Supreme Court struck down President Trump's ban on the gun accessory last week.

Senator Schumer has said bringing the ban back is "common sense" - although, it would appear he could use some common sense himself.

The Senate is about to take a two-week break for the July 4th holiday. That should leave Schumer with ample time to plot his next photo opportunity.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
© 2015 - 2024 Conservative Institute. All Rights Reserved.