Sen. Chuck Schumer Had Affair With High School Cheerleader-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had an affair with a high school cheerleader, and his daughter has finally opened up about it.
A website that describes its content as “satirical fiction” is behind false reports that Sen. Chuck Schumer had an affair with a high school cheerleader.
The false report surfaced on Last Line of Defense days before the December 12, 2017, Senate election in Alabama with GOP candidate Roy Moore, who faces accusations that he sexually assaulted high school girls, on the ticket.
The story claims that Chuck Schumer’s daughter said her father was “being a hypocrite” for calling on Roy Moore to drop out of the Senate race because Schumer had an affair with her best friend, Rebecca. Even worse, the article claims that Schumer forced the girl to have two abortions.
Last Line of Defense identifies its content as “fiction.” However, readers who don’t click-through to read the websites disclaimer would have no way of knowing that. And outside websites often re-publish the fabricated stories without disclaimers, which further fuels confusion.
Claims that Chuck Schumer had an affair with a high school cheerleader are false. And this false report is very similar to an earlier false report that Schumer had “resigned in disgrace.” The story goes that the White House had enough incriminating info to ruin Schumer’s marriage and to send him to prison. Again, both stories are false.