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Pro-Israel protesters call on ‘traitor’ Chuck Schumer to resign: ‘Chuck the Chuck’

Dozens of Israel supporters protested exterior “traitor” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s workplace in Manhattan on Friday, calling on him to resign for “backstabbing” Israel and allegedly staying silent as antisemitism rages throughout faculty campuses. 

The demonstration got here days after the New York senator informed reporters he has “faith” in President Biden’s resolution to withhold weapons for Israel’s invasion of Rafah, a transfer the protesters strongly condemned.

“Schumer, the doomer! It’s time to resign!” yelled the crowd of about 40 protesters exterior his Midtown workplace. 

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Dozens of pro-Israel protesters rally exterior Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan workplace Friday. Steve Vago/NY Post

Upper East Side resident Silvia known as Schumer a “sniveling coward” for not supporting Israel’s looming siege in Rafah.

“Start with the arms, the bottom line,” she informed The Post. “Send as much arms to Israel as they do to Ukraine.”

“Schumer is like a rock, nothing will move him. He is what he is, a putrid human being,” stated the 80-year-old.

Manhattan real-estate employee Joseph Borgen stated Schumer was “backstabbing” Israel for supporting Biden’s place on Rafah. 

“I would like to see him step up and stand up to President Biden,” he informed The Post whereas draped in an Israeli flag. 

Attendees additionally held indicators studying, “Schmuck you don’t represent American Jews,” and “Keffiyeh Chuckie is a disgrace.”

“Chuck the Chuck!” they screamed whereas waving Israeli and American flags. “Schumer is a traitor! Schumer is a traitor!”

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Protester Vivace Maxvictor was one in every of a number of demonstrators to call for Schumer’s resignation. Steve Vago/NY Post

The harsh phrases had been in response to Schumer voicing assist for Biden’s controversial resolution as the Israel-Hamas battle reached almost seven months.

“I believe that Israel and America have an ironclad relationship, and I have faith in what the Biden administration is doing,” Schumer stated Wednesday, in accordance to a a report in The Hill.

Demonstrators had been additionally angered by the ongoing antisemitism that has has rocked faculty campuses, together with a lot of Big Apple colleges.

“Antisemitism on college campuses has been blowing up out of control,” Syrian Jewish refugee Abraham Hamra, 36, informed the demonstrators.

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Schumer not too long ago slammed anti-Israel rioters at Columbia University. AP

“Out of control, and Schumer has been silent! Not a word!”  Hamra claimed.

A rep for Schumer identified that the senator condemned the anti-Israel looting at Columbia University and not too long ago helped cross $14 billion in direct assist to Israel with out situations. 

“Smashing windows with hammers and taking over university buildings is not free speech,” Schumer stated final month. 

“It is lawlessness, and those who did it should promptly face the consequences that are not nearly a slap on the wrist.

“It is also unacceptable when Jewish students are being targeted for being Jewish, when protests exhibit verbal abuse, systemic intimidation or glorification of the murderous and hateful Hamas with violence of Oct. 7,” he added. 

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