Schumer confronts wealthy Trump supporter in restaurant: report
© Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerThe bizarre back story of the filibuster Hillicon Valley: Biden signs order on chips | Hearing on media misinformation | Facebook's deal with Australia | CIA nominee on SolarWinds House Rules release new text of COVID-19 relief bill MORE (D-N.Y.) reportedly confronted a former top official in the administrations of former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife because she voted for President Trump.

Witnesses told the New York Post’s Page Six that Schumer was angry with Hillary Califano, the wife of Joseph A. Califano Jr. 

Hillary Califano corroborated the encounter at a New York restaurant to the Page Six reporter. 

ADVERTISEMENT

“Sen. Schumer was really rude . . . He’s our senator, and I don’t really like him. Yes, [I] voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything,” Hillary Califano said.

Schumer’s spokesperson, however, denied that there were any “heated exchanges.”

“[He] and his wife ate at the café on Sunday, engaging in unremarkable conversation with patrons who approached their table. There were no heated exchanges with ‎anyone,” the spokesperson told page Six.

Another restaurant patron told the newspaper that the couple went over to Schumer and that they engaged in “pleasant conversation.”