Supreme Court responds after being threatened by Chuck Schumer: ‘Inappropriate’ and ‘dangerous’

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Just when you thought the political divide in this country could not possibly get any worse, we present Senate Minority Leader Chuckie Schumer. To say that Schumer is unhinged is an insult to broken doors…when you see what Schumer said on Wednesday you’ll agree. Such is the state of the Democratic party; a bunch of angry, bitter wacko’s. Schumer engaged in an unhinged tirade that has got people talking. 

Schumer was giving a speech at a pro-choice rally being held outside the Supreme Court. The rally was being hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights while the Supreme Court was hearing a case inside.

The case involved was one where Louisiana passed a law that any abortion doctors must have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in the event a patient experiences complications during or after a procedure.

Here is what Schumer said, in part:

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Schumer was referring to Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, the two newest judges on the court, and both of whom were nominated by President Trump. It seems pretty clear EXACTLY what Schumer was saying. 

It is not exactly known what Schumer meant by “pay the price” or “you won’t know what hit you.” However, violent rhetoric such as this from a man who himself as condemned “inflammatory rhetoric” in the past is unheard of.

As an editorial in the Wall St Journal said, Democrats often like to accuse the president of inflaming people with some of his comments, however he has never directly threatened the Supreme Court such as Schumer did.

Trump did call out Justices Sotomayor and Bader-Ginsburg a week or so back, however he said that they should recuse themselves from cases involving the president after they had made public comments criticizing him. He in no way, shape or form threatened them, as Schumer did.

Such an outburst is a highly unusual violation of the decorum usually offered to sitting justices, and the fact that it occurred while the high court is hearing a case of which Schumer was outside protesting was in a word bizarre.

In response to Schumer’s hissy fit, Chief Justice John Roberts issued a sharp rebuke to Schumer in which he called his threatening remarks “irresponsible” and “dangerous—which caused Schumer’s office to reply and accuse the Chief Justice of bias

In Roberts’ reply which was obtained by Fox News, he said,

“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 continued: “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. Al Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”

Of course, the Schumer camp could not wait to respond in trying to defend Schumer’s juvenile and inflammatory comments. Schumer’s spokesman Justin Goodman responded by accusing Justice Roberts of bias. Goodman tried to claim that Schumer was addressing his comments to Republican legislators when he said a “price” would be paid—despite he had specifically named Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.”

“Women’s health care rights are at stake and Americans from every corner of the country are in anguish about what the court might do to them,” Goodman told Fox News.

“Sen. Schumer’s comments were a reference to the political price Senate Republicans will pay for putting these justices on the court, and a warning that the justices will unleash a major grassroots movement on the issue of reproductive rights against the decision.”

He continued:

“For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor and Ginsberg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not jut call balls and strikes.”

 

So, according to this clown spokesman for Schumer, he is trying to equate Trump saying that the two liberal judges should recuse themselves from some cases due to alleged bias, to Schumer literally threatening to make the two judges “pay the price” and “you will not know what hit you.” Nice try.

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What Trump said of the two liberal justices was, “I just don’t know how they cannot recuse themselves to anything having to do with Trump or Trump-related.”

This was in reference to the fact that Ginsburg had previously referred to the president as a “faker” and called on him to resign, while Sotomayor had criticized the Trump administration by name in a recent dissent.

Republicans responded to Schumer’s remarks, which quickly circulated on social media and called them a “clear threat against two sitting Supreme Court justices and said that Schumer had gone far beyond asking the two justices to recuse themselves. President Trump should probably have remained silent on Sotomayor and Ginsburg, but his comments go nowhere near the level of Schumer’s.

In response to the defense of Schumer and saying that it equated to what Trump had said about the two female justices, Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review said:

“This is pure gaslighting. I was there. I heart the whole context. This is not what Schumer said.”

It is so funny to hear Democrats talk about inflammatory language coming from the right, when it seems none of them can give a speech without demonizing someone.

Elsewhere in the speech Schumer did babble a bit about the political price Republicans could pay:

“We will tell President Trump and Senate Republicans who have stacked the court with right-wing ideologues that you’re gonna be gone in November, and you will never be able to do what you’re trying to do now ever, ever again!”

He of course went to the Democratic playbook earlier, accusing Republican legislatures of “waging a war on women” and alleging that reproductive rights are “under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history.”

Hey Chuckie, remember a famous African American President saying, “Elections have consequences?” Did you have a problem Chuckie when President Obama and Senate Democrats stacked the court with left-wing ideologues like Sotomayor and Kagan? That’s different though right, because they’re on YOUR team!

The Louisiana law in question is similar to a 2016 case where the court invalidated a Texas law. Proponents of the law say that it regulates abortion providers in a similar manner that other medical providers are regulated by the state and insures that doctors are competent. Opponents cite its similarity to the Texas case.

For all the criticism that Democrats are dumping on Justice Roberts, he has in fact rebuked President Trump in the past. In 2018, he defended the judiciary after the president had made comments about an “Obama judge.”

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts noted in a statement released by the court’s public information office. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

Rep. Steve Scalise, who knows a bit of what can happen when inflammatory rhetoric sparks violence, said in a Twitter post, “Enough. This rhetoric has dangerous consequences. Where’s the media outrage?”

Well, we are guessing you won’t see it on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or MSNBC.

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