Senator Schumer just threatened two SCOTUS judges by name if they didn’t rule the right way on abortion… but tell us more about how Trump is a ‘threat to our institutions’.
Religious people get pretty touchy when you start threatening their core religious values. Secular politicians are no different.
A case with Roe v. Wade implications has come before the Supreme Court, and Schumer has taken deliberate steps to politicize that case.
Standing in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic Schumer made an outrageous statement, even by his standards, invoking the names of 2 sitting Justices and the price they should pay if they were to vote the ‘wrong way’. (Note: Planned Parenthood has long been a massive contributor to the Democrat candidates, having dumped millions into (for example) Governor Blackface/KKK Northam’s election alone.)
This was not a particularly intelligent strategy on Schumer’s part. He wound up being humiliated on the national stage over it. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Here he is claiming to send ‘these folks’ a message. Who could he mean? Well, since the case is now before the Supreme Court, the people he’s planning to fight must be the justices themselves, right?
N.Y.’s @SenSchumer says Louisiana will not be allowed to require abortion providers to add additional safeguards: “We are here to send [SCOTUS] a message: Not on our watch … we’re going to stand together … & take a stand on behalf of women and families … & we will win!” pic.twitter.com/6KpfOUt9Hx
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 4, 2020
‘I wanna tell you Gorsuch… I wanna tell you Kavanaugh… you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price.’
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. pic.twitter.com/mQZKIGm09U
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) March 4, 2020
(If that whirlwind reference seems odd and archaic, that’s because he’s alluding to the Old Testament. The phrase ‘reap the whirlwind’ can be traced back to Hosea 8:7 — an instance of divine judgement against wicked behavior, or more modern military use which is an explicit threat of retribution. Neither of these are a good look for Chucky to be lobbing in the direction of the 3rd Branch.)
But he’s here to lead a return to ‘normal’ and help us put the division and political infighting behind us, eh?
At a time when Trump supporters are consistently under attack from the violent left, Sen. Schumer should be condemning this type of threatening language — not engaging in it pic.twitter.com/M64Uoyo9jr
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 4, 2020
Even one of the Schiff-approved Impeachment witnesses called him out on it.
Schumer's threat to the Court that "you will pay the price" is a direct attack on the integrity of our courts. I criticized Trump for his reckless comments about the courts. Where is the chorus of condemnation of Schumer? Schumer sounded more like a stalker than a statesman.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) March 4, 2020
For perspective, let’s see what Chuck has to say about the public condemnation of judges when it’s someone ELSE doing it.
Schumer lost it when President Trump accurately criticized Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s handling of the Roger Stone Case, but somehow thinks it’s ok to threaten two Supreme Court Justices.
— ALX ?? (@alx) March 5, 2020
Since Chuck didn’t have the sense or self-awareness to walk back his statement — other than claiming he was targeting Republicans and not the judges he called out by name — the Chief Justice stepped up.
NEW: In rare statement, Chief Justice John Roberts responds to comments from Sen. Chuck Schumer.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 4, 2020
It’s not every day that a politician gets a public spanking from the Chief Justice.