Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer dodged questions from Fox News on Monday after being photographed last month with a man at a gala who is now facing federal charges for allegedly running a secret Chinese police station in New York City.
The prominent New York Democrat was asked twice about the matter outside the Roosevelt House at Hunter College in Manhattan – where Schumer was the honorary speaker at an Equal Rights Amendment event this morning – but he chose not to respond.
Before and after the event, Schumer appeared to be on his phone.
“Hi, Senator, what can you tell us about attending a gala last month and taking photos with a suspected CCP agent?” Schumer was asked as he walked outside the building.
“How well do you know the man accused of running the secret police station in New York City?” Fox News’s Jennifer Johnson also asked the senator before he got into a vehicle.
Schumer’s office also did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday from Fox News Digital.
Video recorded on March 18 appears to show Lu Jianwang standing alongside New York City Mayor Eric Adams at an event where Schumer also spoke.
Lu was arrested last week and charged with conspiring to act as an agent of China’s government, according to the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
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