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.
“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.
“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.