Schumer Cusses Out Flight Attendant Calls Her a B*tch or why does he hate women? Report: Sen. Chuck Schumer called a flight attendant an obscenity aboard a recent U.S. Airways flight, Politico.com reported. The New York Democrat muttered the word bitch after a female flight attendant asked him to turn his cell phone off before takeoff, a House GOP aide who witnessed the incident told the Web site. Schumer reportedly was seated next to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. The senator made an off-the-cuff comment under his breath that he shouldnt have made, and he regrets it, Schumer spokesman Brian Fallon reportedly told Politico.com.