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By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 11:30 a.m. on May 27, 2014
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is once again going after the marketing of an alcoholic beverage to children.
The No. 3 Senate Democrat told reporters in New York Monday that he’s concerned about the sale of a new slushy beverage featuring sugar and alcohol, called the “Phrostee,” being sold to children via Instagram. The product has turned up in New York City.
“They seem to be sold online without limitations for age,” Schumer said at a news conference, WCBS-TV reported. “A 12-year-old could probably buy one and get it and enjoy it because it’s filled with fruit punch and fruit juice.”
Schumer’s criticism of the new slushy drinks is reminiscent of his opposition to alcoholic energy drinks, such as the old formulation of Four Loko.
The report from WCBS is posted below:
Niels Lesniewski has covered the Senate for CQ Roll Call since January 2010, and more recently as a staff writer and resident procedure guru for Roll Call. Niels holds degrees in both government and theater but sometimes can't tell the difference between the two. @nielslesniewski
Matthew Fleming covers Senate leadership for Roll Call. Prior to joining the team in April 2015, Matthew covered government and politics for the Orange County Register. Matthew studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Northern Virginia. @mflemingsenate