Schumer spotted breaking mask rules in Puerto Rico



Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hit the dance floor in Puerto Rico Friday night to celebrate the Democrats’ long-awaited infrastructure vote — but ditched his face mask, despite strict local rules requiring them.

Schumer was spotted attempting to merengue with City Council member Carlina Rivera (D-East Village) — also maskless — and cutting a rug with another unidentified woman at the annual SOMOS conference in the Caribbean territory, where a no-exceptions public mask mandate remains in place.

The powerful Dem, dressed in chinos and a button-down white shirt, kept his reading glasses perched on his nose as he busted a move with his exuberant partners at a party that appeared to take place in a hotel conference room.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was spotted celebrating maskless indoors at the SOMOS conference in Puerto Rico.
James Keivom

“Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and pals in clear violation of Puerto Rico’s indoor mask mandate,” tweeted Carlos Berríos Polanco, a Puerto Rican journalist. “His dancing sucks too.”

The conference is packed with New York pols, including Gov. Kathy Hochul, lame-duck Mayor Bill de Blasio, mayor-elect Eric Adams, and more — all of whom appear to be blissfully unaware of the local pandemic regulations.

Schumer is the latest in a long line of politicians — including President Joe Biden and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot — who have been caught violating the strict pandemic mandates that they have championed.

Schumer was attempting to merengue with City Council member Carlina Rivera (D-East Village).

“But my kids didn’t get to have a homecoming dance this year,” mom Shannon Gamber complained on Twitter.

Schumer’s office did not respond to a request for comment.


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