"A staggering work of breathtaking genius" -- The NY Times
"A tour de force" -- The Boston Globe
"His most heartrending performance yet" -- Vanity Fair
"His magnum opus" -- The Village Voice
The Academy of Motion Pictures missed the mark again this Oscar season when it failed to nominate Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for Best Actor Ever.
The camera-loving Democrat gave his most powerful performance yet on Sunday when he decried President Trump's executive order on immigration (an order made possible by Barack Obama).
"This executive order was mean-spirited and un-American," a quivering Schumer said as he welled up with tears.
"It was implemented in a way that created chaos and confusion across the country."
"If we get a few more Republicans, I think we might be able to pass legislation [to reverse]," he said.
In a statement, the melodramatic Schumer lamented how "tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight as a grand tradition of America, welcoming immigrants, that has existed since America was founded, has been stomped upon.
"Taking in immigrants and refugees is not only humanitarian but has also boosted our economy and created jobs decade after decade," he said. "This is one of the most backward and nasty executive orders that the president has issued."