03/17/2015 12:06 pm ET Updated Mar 17, 2015

Chuck Schumer Tried His Hand At Bartending For St. Patrick's Day

It’s the third week of March and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is over the moon to be celebrating what he calls “St. Patrick’s month."

The senator proudly attempted to bartend at McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City for St. Patrick’s Day. While at the oldest Irish tavern in the city, the Jewish American congressman proclaimed, "I love the Irish!"

"They are a people-loving people," Schumer told CNN.

Schumer (unsuccessfully) tried to pour eight glasses of beer with one hand just like the pub's employees do. It was a struggle: Only four glasses filled up (with lots of foam, but you've got to give the man an "A" for effort).

In between taking Snapchats and selfies with the bar's customers, Schumer spoke to CNN about the fate of immigration reform, saying his message to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is "that if you love America, you will pass this bill."

Schumer isn't the first politician to participate in the American-born tradition of drinking on St. Patrick's Day. In 2012, President Barack Obama stopped by Irish pub The Dubliner in Washington, D.C., where he drank a pint of Guinness while the customers around him chanted, "USA! USA! USA!"

Watch the video above.




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