Schumer celebrates New York Giants firing head coach: ‘About time’

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE (D-N.Y.) on Monday morning cheered the NFL’s New York Giants firing head coach Ben McAdoo.

“About time,” the Senate minority leader tweeted with a link to a New York Post report on McAdoo’s firing.

The Giants fired McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese one day after another loss dropped their record to 2-10. The team’s season has been filled with disappointment and controversy, with McAdoo benching longtime quarterback Eli Manning, ending his consecutive-games-started streak at 210.

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Schumer, a longtime Giants fan, has attended the team’s Super Bowl championship parades in the past. In 2012, he wagered local craft beers with Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSupreme Court to hear online sales tax case State official indicates US military role in Syria post-ISIS centered on Iran Overnight Health Care: Dems press HHS pick on drug prices | Alexander, Trump discuss ObamaCare fix | Senate Dems seek B to fight opioids | Maryland eyes ObamaCare mandate replacement MORE (D-N.H.) on the outcome of that year’s Super Bowl between the Giants and the New England Patriots, which the Giants won.

Schumer told Roll Call earlier this year that if he could have any other job, he would choose to be the Giants’s general manager.