Chief Justice Roberts Reprimands Schumer For Threats Made To SCOTUS Justices
The Democrats these days don't seem to care who you are or what position you hold. If you have an opposing viewpoint, you are a target. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had the gall to threaten the Supreme Court of the United States Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, claiming they will "pay the price." Are Dems this desperate now that they are planning to resort to violence or threats?
"Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts on Wednesday issued a highly unusual and forceful rebuke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calling his seemingly threatening remarks directed at Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh "irresponsible" and "dangerous" -- prompting Schumer's office to slam Roberts and accuse him of bias.
The extraordinary back-and-forth began hours earlier at a pro-choice rally hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, when Schumer ominously singled out President Trump's two Supreme Court picks: "I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!" Schumer warned. "You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."
Roberts replied in his remarkable written statement, obtained by Fox News: "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.'"
Roberts 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. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter."
A spokesperson for Schumer responded trying to downplay how Schumer called out the SCOTOS Judges by name.
“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 said in a statement to 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 added: “For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices [Sonia] Sotomayor and [Ruth Bader] Ginsberg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes.”
Schumer was clearly threatening the Justices, you can't sugarcoat that. It is their job to vote on controversial things and Senators are supposed to just accept their ruling, as we all do. The idea that he would threaten SCOTUS Justices means he needs to retire. It seems he must be losing it. The whole point of the SCOTUS is to remain impartial, how is attacking them supposed to ensure that? These Dems are getting out of hand. I can only imagine how mad they are going to be this November, especially if Biden has to face off against Trump. Talk about an easy layup for Trump. Was Biden really the best the Dems could do?