The back-to-back bombshells of abuse allegations against New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman and President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement dealt a tough blow today to Amy Spitalnick, who before signing on as press secretary for Schneiderman worked for nuclear deal advocate group J Street.
The news that Trump would be leaving the Iran deal came just a few hours after Spitalnick had to alert reporters that her boss wouldn't be coming in to the office after he was accused by four women of nonconsensual sexual violence and resigned.
Spitalnick had called Schneiderman a "proud feminist" and regularly referred to him as her "feminist boss," bragging earlier this year that he was the only man invited to speak at the Women's March, which has now said it will stand with the women accusing Schneiderman.
#tfw your feminist boss @AGSchneiderman is the only man invited to speak at the #WomensMarchNYC, and he talks about #EqualPay, #reprojustice, and male supremacy. #schleppingnachas #WomensMarch2018 pic.twitter.com/w1HsupeJtP
— Amy Spitalnick (@amyspitalnick) January 20, 2018
The accusations against Schneiderman, revealed by the New Yorker, came from two women described by the magazine as "articulate, progressive Democratic feminists" who said their "anger grew" as they watched him use feminist causes to raise his profile. They both say they were slapped and choked by Schneiderman, who also threatened them with his power as attorney general if they left him.
As if dealing with Schneiderman's resignation wasn't bad enough, a few hours later President Donald Trump announced that the United States would leave the Iran nuclear deal, which Spitalnick had advocated for.
We’ve halted Iran’s nuclear progress. Now have chance to negotiate comprehensive agreement that secures US, Israel & allies. #SOTU
— Amy Spitalnick (@amyspitalnick) 21 January 2015
At the time, Spitalnick worked for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, who said today that Schneiderman should face criminal charges based on the accusations in the New Yorker.
Prior to the de Blasio gig, Spitalnick worked for J Street, an anti-Israel advocacy group that described Trump's decision as "unnecessary, reckless, and dangerous."
Buckley Carlson declined to comment.