Sen. Chuck Schumer: ‘I Think There’s Too Much Political Correctness In This Country’

Mike Brest | Reporter

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said there is too much political correctness in modern society during his Friday appearance on Morning Joe.

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Schumer and the panel were discussing the issues that tend to be meaningful to independent voters.

“[Independents] detest PC culture, political correctness culture and maybe they sense the Democratic Party and liberals in general are, don’t see it that way. Is there too much political correctness in this country?” Steve Kronacki, a national political correspondent for MSNBC, asked.

“I think there is too much political correctness in this country, but I think health care is far and away the dominant issue,” Schumer responded. “There’s a lot of political correctness on both sides all the time and it’s not the biggest issue.” (RELATED: Conservative Condemn ‘Political Correctness’ In Statue’s Removal)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 10: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) takes questions during a news briefing after the Senate Democratic weekly luncheon January 10, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“Not even close. Biggest issue with independents – health care. You know what number two is – and it’s a part of our three part platform – drain the swamp. We have health care, lower cost, better health care,” he continued. “More jobs. Infrastructure. And three, drain the swamp. Independents, that’s the sweet spot for them.”

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