Schumer, Pinion face off at lone debate after voting started
Nick Reisman reports for Spectrum News that Republican Joe Pinion and Democrat Chuck Schumer debated Oct. 30, the day after voting began in their contest to be New York's senator. Schumer is the incumbent, and current Majority Leader in the Senate. "In the last two years under my leadership, the Senate has had the most productive session in decades," Schumer said. But Pinion argued Schumer has not been successful. "He's a failed senator," Pinion said. "He's failed the people of this state on multiple occasions." Even though inflation is a problem worldwide after the pandemic, Pinion blamed it on Schumer. "COVID did not cause the inflation," said Pinion, a former anchor on the radical right-wing cable channel Newsmax. "The response to COVID caused the inflation - the printing of money, $6 trillion worth to oppose that virus of foreign origin and we still have not held them accountable." Schumer pointed out bills passed that work to reduce inflation. "Starting next year, this coming year, the most a person can pay for prescription drugs is $2,000," Schumer said. "That's a real cap, it's going to reduce inflation." Voting continues through Nov. 8, and the winner will represent New York for six years. Read the full story at Spectrum News.