Schumer: ‘Senators Will Have to Decide if Trump Incited the Erection’
Democrat majority leader drops embarrassing gaffe on Senate floor - WATCH
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) dropped an embarrassing gaffe as he delivered a speech on Friday.
As he spoke on the Senate floor, Sen. Schumer tripped up over his own words while pushing for President Donald Trump's impeachment.
Schumer announced that the article of impeachment was expected to be delivered by Monday.
He then asserted that the Senate would take it up and proceed with a trial.
“Senators will have to decide if Donald John Trump incited the erection,” Schumer said.
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The New York senator immediately realized the error and quickly corrected himself, adding, “insurrection.”
"It will be a fair trial," Schumer told the Senate.
"But make no mistake, there will be a trial and when that trial ends, senators will have to decide if they believe Donald John — Donald John Trump incited the erection — insurrection against the United States,” he said, appearing to catch his breath as he realized his mistake.
The slip of the tongue didn't go unnoticed, however, as many on social media were quick to point out the gaffe.
I regret to inform you that Chuck Schumer just said ‘erection’ instead of ‘insurrection’ on the Senate floor pic.twitter.com/U5xRRnkaQg— Dave Jamieson (@jamieson) January 22, 2021
Journalist Robert A George jokingly noted that Schumer had confirmed Trump incited "an uprising."
So, on the Senate floor, Chuck Schumer just said that senators must decide if "Donald John Trump incited the erection, uh, insurrection..."— Robert A George (@RobGeorge) January 22, 2021
Well, it WAS an uprising!
Meanwhile, a Republican congresswoman has officially filed articles of impeachment against Democrat Joe Biden.
As Neon Nettle reported, freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) followed through on her promise to file the articles as one of her first acts after being sworn into the House.
On January 13, Greene vowed to initiate the process to impeach Biden when the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump a second time.
She made good on her word and filed the documents during Biden's first full day in Office on Thursday.