Democrats lost big on election day. In fact, they lost everything. Yet Nancy Pelosi still has her job. All the big, important people still have their jobs. But Senator Chuck Schumer just fired over half a dozen low level staffers.
Five days before Christmas.
Schumer fires video unit staff
Incoming Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer cleaned house last week in the Senate Democrats’ internal video department, firing nearly all its employees amid plans to revamp the unit with a new digital operation aimed at creating viral social media content.
Schumer (D-N.Y.) informed the employees of the Senate Democratic Media Center of their dismissal on Friday, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Several people in the unit had been with the in-house video production operation for years; goodbye emails obtained by POLITICO were from staffers who worked in the Senate for 29 years and 20 years, respectively.
More than a half-dozen people were fired, sources said; according to LegiStorm, the media center has eight employees.
“On Friday, December 16, 2016, my colleagues and I in the Senate Democratic Media Center were informed by the incoming Democratic Leaders office that our services were no longer needed,” said one staffer in an email to Democratic staffers.
So Schumer thinks viral videos are going to help Democrats win elections?
They really haven’t learned a thing from the 2016 election.