Sen. Chuck Schumer Becomes First-Time Grandfather to a ‘Very Happy Brooklyn Baby’

(The Washington Post) -
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer just took on a major role: grandpa.

The New York Democrat tweeted an announcement Wednesday that his family grew by one with the addition of Noah Melvin Schumer-Shapiro, “a very happy Brooklyn baby.” The middle name, Melvin, Schumer wrote, is in honor of Schumer’s great-grandfather, a New York City cabdriver.

Schumer’s daughter Jessica and her husband Michael Shapiro welcomed the 7-pound, 21-inch baby boy in NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital on Saturday, according to a statement from Schumer’s office.

Shapiro’s parents are also first-time grandparents.