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Chuck Schumer says Trump incited the 'erection' in major faux pas in Senate: 'I regret the image it conjured'

Schumer was pressing for an impeachment trial against Trump as he addressed colleagues on the Senate floor
UPDATED JAN 22, 2021
Chuck Schumer (L), Donald Trump (Getty Images)
Chuck Schumer (L), Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Senator Chuck Schumer had a rather embarrassing faux pas on Friday as he held ex-President Donald Trump responsible for the "erection". Schumer was pressing for an impeachment trial as he addressed colleagues on the Senate floor. There was some conflict over when the trial will actually be held, but Mitch McConnell revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would deliver the article of impeachment on Monday, and so the trial is poised to take place next week. "There will be a trial and when the trial ends, Senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John Trump incited the erection," Schumer said, before quickly realizing what he had said and correcting himself with the word, "insurrection."

While his Democratic colleagues chose to ignore the slip, keen observers on social media were sure to chime in. "Oh, dear. Schumer just said, 'Incited the erection.' And the look on his face indicates he knows he said it!" one wrote. "Well, sometimes insurrection is a HARD word to pronounce," tweeted another. While a third wrote: "I regret the image this conjured in my mind."




MEAWW reported last Tuesday how Schumer was holding a press conference in Manhattan when a heckler stood in front of him and started yelling at him, calling him an "anti-semite." The woman, who hasn't been identified, also said that she was "sexually excited" to see Schumer hide under his desk during the Capitol Hill riot last week. The riot ended with five people dead, including an officer, in addition to another officer who died by suicide following the riot. 
Schumer (D-NY) called on TSA to add the Capitol Hill rioters to the no-fly list as the FBI warned of armed protests across the country ahead of Biden's swearing-in as the 46th President. A video of the woman shouting at Schumer was shared by Mike Carter, a reporter with Newsmax, on Twitter.


In the video, the woman was seen yelling at Schumer: "I'm talking to this racist anti-Semite." She continued, "You racist socialists can dish it out but you can’t take it and remember this, Adolf Hitler was a socialist and that’s exactly who you follow, you’re nothing but a coward!”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are slated to deliver the article of impeachment against Trump on Monday, per the latest reports. The second impeachment trial against the ex-President -- based on an article for "incitement of insurrection" -- will commence once the document is sent to the upper chamber. After delivering the article on Monday, lawmakers can set up a trial to start the following day itself. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are currently working toward a power-sharing agreement owing to a 50-50 split Senate. 

Democrats have blamed Trump for the breach of the US Capitol on January 6 as lawmakers worked to certify Electoral College results for Joe Biden. House Democrats were joined by ten Republican defectors in impeaching Trump for allegedly "inciting" the riot. Trump departed from Washington early Wednesday morning, hours before Biden was inaugurated. He first flew to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland to speak at a brief farewell ceremony the same day and later flew to Florida on the Air Force One for one last time.