WATCH: Chuck Schumer Slammed for Not Showing Up at COJO Breakfast

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FILE -Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gestures as he addresses the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), in Washington, DC, USA 03 March 2014. EPA

BROOKLYN (VINnews) — On Sunday, the Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO Flatbush) held its annual breakfast, yet Senator Chuck Schumer, who frequently attends, was nowhere to be found. Multiple politicians at the bipartisan event linked his noticeable absence with his recent decision to abandon Israel.

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On a video posted to X, Congressman Mike Lawler, an honoree at the breakfast, and Dov Hikind, both slammed Schumer for his attempts to interfere in Israeli politics.

Lawler said, “Just as we don’t want people interfering in our elections, he never ever should interfere in the Israeli elections.”

Hikind accused Schumer of “stabbing Israel in the back.”

Councilwoman Inna Vernikov added in a tweet, “@SenSchumer we missed you today. Yes, stabbing Israel in the back would not be a good look, especially after hostage families were begging and pleading for our support. Shame.”

Hikind posted a scathing video of himself, and wrote: “Besides stabbing Israel in the back, today you showed what a coward you are. LET ME TELL YOU THIS ⁦@SenSchumer ⁩ IF YOU HAD SHOWED UP TODAY, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A DAY YOU & I WOULD NEVER FORGET!”

The event, held at the Kol Yakov Hall in Flatbush, brought together respected community leaders and elected officials.

Accompanied by guest Chaim Meisels, a captain who fought in the IDF during the Gaza war, Congressman Lawler was praised for being a strong friend of the Jewish community. In his acceptance speech, Lawler said, “The United States was the first government to recognize the State of Israel, that in minutes after its founding, we are its oldest friend. We are its closest ally.”

Lawler emphasized the importance of supporting Israel and its government, and rejected interfering in its domestic politics.

Lawler also tweeted about the event, saying: “I was honored to receive the Distinguished Statesmanship Award from @COJOFlatbush for my efforts supporting Israel and our Jewish communities. Today marks six months since Hamas’ terrorist attack against Israel. We must support our ally and demand all hostages be returned safely.”


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Insane
Insane
3 months ago

Why would cojo want that swine to show up ??

See
See
3 months ago

He belongs at a Hamas gathering rather

Kathy's pizza vote fress on 13th Ave.
Kathy's pizza vote fress on 13th Ave.
3 months ago

It’s a good thing he didn’t show. We don’t want this brute showing at Jewish affairs, neighborhoods and rabbi’s homes shlepped by machers. Keep him & Nadler far away. Why did the invite him at all ? Why ? Why?

Mmj
Mmj
3 months ago

Well that’s why he didn’t show up.

Ruby
Ruby
3 months ago

It’s a low level event, there were many events yesterday… slammed ,,save big words for big things

Ahavas Yisroel
Ahavas Yisroel
3 months ago

Why would COJO honor a Congressman from further away, when they have when in their backyard which is just as vocal if not more, Congressman Dan Goldman has stood for Israel more than Congressman Mike Lawler, he has suffered more because of it too.

I guess they put some other Politics first, pretty stupid.

Yitzy
Yitzy
3 months ago

I think that it is time for Dov Hiking to run against Shumer for the Senate.

#Doesntbelong
#Doesntbelong
3 months ago

I see….at least he has enough brains not to show up were he doesn’t belong…

I was a democrat until I saw the light
I was a democrat until I saw the light
3 months ago

It’s not an election year I guess and realized he needs time away for us to forget his stupidity. It is it ours