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

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMontana's environmental lobby teams with governor to kill 600 jobs Dems allow separation of parents, children to continue, just to score political points Democrats' education agenda would jeopardize state-level success 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 ShaheenAmerica will not forget about Pastor Andrew Brunson Shaheen sidelined after skin surgery Members of Congress demand new federal gender pay audit 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.