Schumer plays important role in presidential inauguration

Posted at: 01/21/2013 4:26 PM
Updated at: 01/21/2013 5:27 PM
By: WNYT Staff

WASHINGTON - New York's Senior Sen. Charles Schumer played an integral part in Monday's festivities as chairman of the Inauguration Committee.

It was therefore his duty to open and guide the 57th inaugural ceremonies.

"No matter how many times one witnesses this event, it...never fails to make ones heart beat faster," he said.

Schumer is also using the opportunity to promote New York products, including many made right here in our area. The menu for the day included Fage Greek yogurt from Johnstown, Saratoga Water and pie with apples from Golden Harvest Farms in Columbia County.