By: Nick Arama – redstate.com – March 4, 2020
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters about the possibility of a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Congress and President Donald Trump continue to bicker over his demand that lawmakers fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
During a protest over abortion outside the Supreme Court today, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
First, his spokesperson tried to justify the comments, trying to argue that President Donald Trump had attacked Justices Sonya Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump criticized them for their biased remarks, he did not in any way threaten them as Schumer did Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.
When that didn’t go over well, the spokesperson shifted the statement slight to say that it wasn’t directed at the Justices but at the Senate, which was a lie, since he called out Gorsuch and Kavanaugh by name.
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✔@frankthorpReplying to @frankthorp @PeteWilliamsNBC
Schumer spox says of Schumer’s comments this morning: “It was a reference to the political price Rs will pay for putting them on the court and a warning that the justices will unleash major grassroots movement on the issue of reproductive rights against the decision.”
Frank Thorp V
NEW stmt from Schumer spox: “For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen Schumer said, while remaining silent when Pres Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor & Ginsberg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes.”
That is all norms before Democrats started scrapping norms.
People from both sides of the aisle are weighing in with many Democrats trying to justify Schumer’s remarks.
Remember this vile Democrat who bore false witness against Kavanaugh?
As the architect of an 80-case barrage of partisan, 5-4 decisions for big Republican donor interests, Chief Justice Roberts has zero credibility playing umpire in any political squabble.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/roberts-chides-schumer-for-dangerous-remarks-on-2-justices/2020/03/04/08063cbc-5e68-11ea-ac50-18701e14e06d_story.html …Roberts chides Schumer for ‘dangerous’ remarks on 2 justices
Çhief Justice John Roberts is criticizing as “inappropriate” and “dangerous” comments Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer made about Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh
5:22 PM – Mar 4, 2020
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Stars and Stripes@StarznStrypzThis is how Democrats are characterizing the Chief Justice of SCOTUS defending the Court from violent threats. Democrats do NOT represent a return to any bygone norms, they’re just a threat to the norms we still have. https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/1235344989368053764 …Sheldon Whitehouse
As the architect of an 80-case barrage of partisan, 5-4 decisions for big Republican donor interests, Chief Justice Roberts has zero credibility playing umpire in any political squabble.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/roberts-chides-schumer-for-dangerous-remarks-on-2-justices/2020/03/04/08063cbc-5e68-11ea-ac50-18701e14e06d_story.html …10Twitter Ads info and privacy
Here’s Hillary Clinton’s former aide, Brian Fallon, cheering on threats to the Justices who don’t bend to their intimidation.
Chuck Schumer has a way of accidentally unmasking the left’s nefarious behavior
2017: “You mess with the Intel Community, they have 6 ways from Sunday to get back at you”
Today: Says Gorsuch & Kavanaugh “will pay the price” & “won’t know what hit them”17.6K
7:55 PM – Mar 4, 2020
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If anyone hasn’t seen it, here’s the video. If Trump had said this about 2 left wing justices… The media would be going insane for weeks, there’d be protests and Democrats would be calling for resignations. https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1235288422660612098 …Robby Starbuck
Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to change Supreme Court decisions by threatening Justices Gorsuch & Kavanaugh, saying: “You will pay the price.. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions”
Imagine if Trump said this.
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✔@brithumeSchumer’s threats against Gorsuch and Kavanaugh not even playing well among lefty legal scholars. https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1235348314796720128 …Laurence Tribe
These remarks by @SenSchumer were inexcusable. Chief Justice Roberts was right to call him on his comments. I hope the Senator, whom I’ve long admired and consider a friend, apologizes and takes back his implicit threat. It’s beneath him and his office. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/schumer-vows-kavanaugh-gorsuch-will-pay-the-price-for-vote-on-abortion-rights-case/2020/03/04/ce4ae2b4-5e5a-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html …12.1KTwitter Ads info and privacy
Mark R. Levin
2. Schumer should be sanctioned by the Bar, admonished by the Senate, investigated by the Senate ethics committee, and even reviewed by the DOJ. No individual, let alone the Senate Democrat leader, who is also a lawyer, should escape accountability for his loathsome conduct.22KTwitter Ads info and privacy
Rep. Doug Collins
✔@RepDougCollinsLess than one month after this feigned outrage, Senator Schumer *threatens* that Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch will “pay the price” if they rule to protect unborn children.@SenSchumer, do you even know right from wrong anymore?
The only ones “paying the price” are the unborn. https://twitter.com/senschumer/status/1228013403219910657 …Chuck Schumer
With President Trump publicly attacking a judge:
Now would be the time for Chief Justice Roberts to speak up.
Now would be the time for the Chief Justice to directly and specifically defend the independence of the federal judiciary.
I hope he will see fit to, and do it today.
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Sen. Susan Collins
✔@SenatorCollinsI agree with Chief Justice Roberts.
These statements by Senator Schumer are outrageous. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/us/roberts-schumer-supreme-court.html …
John Roberts Condemns Schumer for Saying Justices ‘Will Pay the Price’ for ‘Awful Decisions’
Senator Chuck Schumer, speaking while the court heard arguments in a major abortion case, directed his criticism at President Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees.
5:16 PM – Mar 4, 2020
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✔@CernovichWill Schumer send intelligence community to spy on Supreme Court justices? https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/27/schumer-intelligence-agencies-have-six-ways-from-sunday-of-getting-back-at-you/ …Intelligence Has ‘Six Ways From Sunday Of Getting Back At You’
While the left may march into the ballot box in 2020 convinced the president committed treason, the rest of the country see yet another intelligence sting.thefederalist.com860Twitter Ads info and privacy
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling for a censure of Schumer.
✔@HawleyMONow @chuckschumer is threatening Supreme Court Justices personally, to the point of implying their physical safety is endangered. Disgusting, shameful, and frankly, WEAK https://twitter.com/shannonbream/status/1235325080407810051 …Shannon Bream
BREAKING from Chief Justice Roberts:
I would call on Schumer to apologize, but we all know he has no shame. So tomorrow I will introduce a motion to censure Schumer for his pathetic attempt at intimidation of #SupremeCourt14.8KTwitter Ads info and privacy
The president came to the defense of the Supreme Court Justices.
Donald J. Trump
✔@realDonaldTrumpThis 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://twitter.com/jim_jordan/status/1235306945864663044 …Rep. Jim Jordan
First Schumer tells President-elect Trump: “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”
Today he threatens 2 Supreme Court justices: “You will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you.”
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Donald J. Trump
✔@realDonaldTrumpThere can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!145K
This really is something that should be censured and he should get punished for it. Hopefully, the Senate which is in the hands of the GOP, will actually hold him to account.
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