Politico’s Seung Min Kim highlighted this 2012 New York Daily News on detergent pods which just might explain where we’re at today with an epidemic of teens eating the capsules of concentrated laundry detergent: It’s all Chuck Schumer’s fault:

It all makes sense now!

Schumer accidentally invented the Tide Pod challenge!

But, seriously … if Schumer had not made this his personal crusade starting in 2012…

…would we be here today with kids eating the pods for clicks on YouTube?

It’s all Schumer’s fault:

And why did a staffer have a pod on his or her desk in the first place?

Just think, if this one staffer had not brought Tide to work, NONE of this would have happened.