Upcoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was compared to Adolf Hitler by a heckler during a Tuesday press conference.
Schumer's message during the media gathering in Manhattan centered on asking the Transportation Security Administration to add last week's Capitol rioters to the agency's no-fly list. Near the end of Schumer's statement, a mask-wearing woman stepped in front of the podium and hurled insults at the lawmaker, the New York Post reported.
"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!" said the woman, who added she was "glad" about the insurrection at Capitol.
"Seeing you hide underneath your desk, I actually got sexually excited over it, that's how much I loathe you, that's how much I'm glad what they did."
The woman demanded to know if Schumer told the Capitol Police to do nothing during the attack.
"Did you tell the Capitol Police to stand down? Did you tell them to stand down? Answer the question!" she yelled. "I'm just one voice here right now but trust me, if you do this to 75 million Americans, try to put us in jail, you're going to have to hire 175 million to guard us.
"As long as there is outrage and unrest in our hearts, there's going to be unrest in these streets."
During the woman's tirade, Schumer was captured on a news outlet's mic saying, "Can we remove her?"
As security guards moved in and tried to gently grab the woman, she screamed, "Get your hands off me!"
"Six feet! Six feet! Stand down! Stand down! Stand down!" she screamed.
"I'm a transsexual and I'm a gypsy, which makes me a minority of color, don't do it, it's not going to look good for you, Schumer."
The woman then allowed Schumer to continue his press conference. The senator took questions, though his responses were unusually brief before the event ended.
The woman continued to shout in the background as Schumer departed.
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