U.S. senator admits to spending over $8,600 on cheesecake
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer acknowledged a report that he spent more than $8,600 on cheesecake in under 10 years, saying it is his "guilty pleasure."
According to an analysis of FEC filings between 2009 and 2016, the Friends of Schumer PAC gave disbursements in amounts ranging from $46 to $516.45 as "supporter acknowledgments" to Junior's Cheesecake in New York. In total, $8,638.85 was spent at the restaurant during this time, CNN confirmed.
During a news conference in New York City, Schumer shared his love for the famed restaurant's desert.
"I give them as gifts. I use them for bets," the New York Democrat said as he held up a copy of the news report and a platter of six cheesecake slices. "So I say to the New York Post and others, guilty as charged. I love Junior's cheesecake. It's the best cheesecake in the world."
"It's my guilty pleasure," Schumer said before he shared the treat with reporters.