Chuck Schumer Uses 'Netflix and Chill' As An Argument for Net Neutrality

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 12:55 PM

While Democrats have made a host of dramatic arguments against the repeal of Net Neutrality, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressed concern Tuesday about Netflix taking a long time to load and “killing the mood” for a couple. This appears to be a reference to “Netflix and chill,” an internet slang euphemism.

Sen. Schumer was promoting a resolution introduced by Senate Democrats Tuesday to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules through the Congressional Review Act. The measure is one vote short of the 51 votes it needs in the Senate and would be unlikely to pass the House.

Many on Twitter were taken aback by Schumer tweeting concern over Net Neutrality interfering with “Netflix and chill.”