For Immediate Release: August 21, 2018
New York, New York - U.S. Senate candidate Chele Farley (R, C, Reform) today called out Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for being a no-show Senator who puts politics before her job by refusing to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“When it comes to standing up for the people of New York, Kirsten Gillibrand is a no-show. She would rather spend her time running for President than working for New Yorkers,” said Farley.
Last week, Gillibrand spoke at a rally opposing the nomination of Kavanaugh led by leftist activist Brittany Packnett. Packnett led the crowd in an oath derived from Karl Marx’s "Communist Manifesto."
Today, New York’s other Senator Chuck Schumer will do his job and meet with Kavanaugh. Earlier this week Schumer worked with the Trump administration to have ICE arrest and deport a 95-year-old Nazi living in Queens. After years of evading deportation, 95-year-old Jakiw Palij of Queens was arrested by ICE and will be deported to Germany. According to the US Justice Department, Palij served as an armed guard at the Treblinka death camp through November 1943, the month in which SS and police units shot and killed nearly all 6,000 Jewish prisoners at the camp.
Senator Schumer, a vocal advocate who worked for years for Palij’s deportation, said, "I’m glad this man is finally being sent back. He’s a war criminal and did not deserve to live in the US.”
“Senator Schumer and I don’t agree on much. Unlike Senator Gillibrand, he’s put politics aside to move forward the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, and he supports ICE’s work deporting Nazis,” said Farley. “Senator Gillibrand is intent on obstructing the Supreme Court nomination and wants to abolish ICE. I’m ready to go to Washington and work for New York.”