Wendy Long, the nominee of the New York Republican, Conservative, and Reform parties to challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer for U.S. Senate in New York, told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon that Schumer “is the very face of the Washington establishment, but that is his very weakness in this great year, in 2016, when the American people of all parties are rising up against the establishment on both sides.”
Added Long, “Yes, it’s a big hill to climb. He’s got $25 Million from special interests, but as we’ve seen this year, you can spend hundreds of millions of dollars and come up with zip-a-dee-doo-dah. And even the mighty can fall this year.”
Asked about what she perceived to be Schumer’s biggest weakness, Long said it was Schumer’s “duplicity.” “He really is a big phony. He holds himself out as a champion of the middle-class, Steve, when everything he has done for his entire political life — and by the way, he’s never held a job in the private sector, he’s been in public office for forty years, since he got out of college — everything he has done is to undermine economic growth, to weaken American sovereignty and our borders, to weaken America and to use the heavy hand of government against its citizens. He’s the one who turned the IRS against citizens who just trying to express their First Amendment rights.”
As for the GOP primary process, Long said she would like to see it get back to talking about the issues and that she believes the party will still unify around one candidate in the Fall.
“This year is going to be so different,” said Long. “I’m on the Trump team,” adding “I believe in the Reagan principle, I’m not saying a bad word about anybody else because I think our main enemy is Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders, or whoever, if that all unravels. But we don’t have much time left to rescue our country and get it back on track.”
As for the political establishment, says Long, “The establishment has left us,” meaning the American people and pointed out that it was that anti-establishment perspective that led to her supporting businessman Donald Trump. Long’s campaign website can be found here.
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