Chuck Schumer admits that he has spent $ 8k on cheesecake in less than 10 years and says it is his “guilty pleasure”
- Senate Minority Leader bought all the cakes from popular Junior’s in New York
- He says he uses cheesecakes as a gift to reward supporters and also with betting
- The democrat issued free cheesecakes to reporters during a press conference
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has admitted that he has spent more than $ 8,600 on cheesecakes in less than ten years and says he is his “guilty pleasure.”
Schumer bought all the pies from the renowned Junior’s Cheesecake restaurant in New York, where he sometimes spent more than $ 500 at a time, according to federal election commissions submitted between 2009 and 2016.
The Democrat issued free cheesecakes on a tray during a press conference Sunday, because he revealed that he often used cheesecakes to reward supporters, give them as gifts and even as currency in bets.
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer handed out free cheesecakes during a press conference
Chuck Schumer admitted spending thousands of dollars at Junior’s Cheesecake restaurant in New York, where cheesecakes cost £ 43
The New York Post first reported on Schumer’s cheesecake obsession after analyzing deposits of the PAC of the New York senator, Friends of Schumer.
They showed that the Brooklyn restaurant was paid for “supporter recognition” in amounts ranging from $ 46 to $ 516.45. A total of $ 8,638.85 was spent in the restaurant over the seven-year period.
Schumer proudly acknowledged the expenses and said: ‘I give them as a gift. I use them for betting, you know when someone wants to bet something, you know something for Brooklyn versus a thing from Wisconsin. “
Schumer referred to a bet he had with Senator Herb Kohl at a 2008 NFC champion match between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers. The Giants won 23-20 and Schumer won a block of Cheddar from Wisconsin.
Schumer held up a copy of the New York Post story and said that he had been a fan of the cheesecake restaurant since his childhood.
“I love Junior’s cheesecake. It is the best cheese cake in the world. It is my guilty pleasure. “
Schumer stopped a copy of a news item about his cheesecake spending and said, “Guilty as accused” because he admitted that he had spent more than $ 8,000 on Junior’s cakes in less than ten years.
The senator issued free cheesecakes to journalists during a press conference on Sunday
Angelo Roefaro, press chief of Schumer, told it CNN that the senator “loves every taste, but you can simply enjoy that Junior recipe.”
Schumer’s office told CNN that the money used to pay the cheesecakes did not come from taxpayers.
Roefaro added to The Post: “No matter how you cut it, Chuck is proud of his years of support for the Downtown Brooklyn Institute, Junior’s Cheesecake.”
The restaurant, which declared itself ‘The World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake’, was founded in 1950.
When asked about Schumer’s expenses in his family’s restaurant, owner Alan Rosen said: ‘Totally news to me. But I am grateful. ”
Schumer proudly acknowledged the expenses and said: ‘I give them as gifts. I use them for betting ‘