Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, during a rally to protect abortion access at the US Supreme Court today.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Chuck Schumer told a cheering crowd of abortion-rights advocates in front of the Supreme Court.
“You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,” Chuck Schumer added.
President Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer for his remarks:
This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW! https://t.co/WqQUbyzaJU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
NEW: Chief Justice Roberts chastises Schumer for “threatening” statements about Kavanaugh, Gorsuch. pic.twitter.com/jQWHJTfpks
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) March 4, 2020
Chief Justice John Roberts just slammed Senator Chuck Schumer’s comments calling them “inappropriate” and “dangerous:”
“This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wanted to tell them that ‘You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,’” he said.
“Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous,” he continued. “All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”
This is the U.S. Senate Minority Leader – someone who has a greater responsibility to his conference and his constituents to set a more responsible and respectful example.
You can disagree with anyone without resorting to this disgraceful rhetoric.
Congress should be better. https://t.co/3a9El4GFQO
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) March 4, 2020
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Please see to it that something is done about this. Schumer cannot be allowed to publicly threaten SCJs and get away with it.
— Salfrie2020 (@FriedrickJane) March 4, 2020
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