Schumer Family Ties Blanket the Airwaves

Turns out Sen. Charles E. Schumer can score airtime without even having to beeline for the next available live shot. The New York Democrat has popped up on the boob tube twice over the past week — not because of his party’s break with the White House over trade promotion authority, but as a consequence of folks attempting to get deep with his cousin, comedian Amy Schumer. The Comedy Central star, who last summer wound up reconnecting with the aspiring minority leader, wove in a subtle shoutout to her congressional kin during the May 5 episode of her show. Inside Amy Schumer Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows That’s his smiling mug peering back at you from the pile of evidence (around the 8-second mark) presented as part of a ribald take on the courtroom drama, “12 Angry Men.” Quizmaster Alex Trebek and his crack researching staff deserve the credit for the latest love fest. Ahhhhhhhh pic.twitter.com/En0lSN7R3o — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) May 15, 2015 “Here’s something 'Inside’ about this comedian: She’s related to New York Senator Chuck,” Team "Jeopardy!" offered up as a clue May 14. The revelation drew mixed reactions on social media. But it's nothing the closely-knit, cutups can't laugh off. The 114th: CQ Roll Call's Guide to the New Congress Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.