Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went off in a bizarre rant on Wednesday that targeted Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Schumer threatened them, saying that if they tampered with abortion rights in any way, they ‘won’t know what hit them.’
Schumer was so unhinged that Chief Justice John Roberts responded to the attack.
NBC News reports:
In rare rebuke, Chief Justice Roberts slams Schumer for ‘threatening’ comments
Chief Justice John Roberts publicly chastised Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday over comments Schumer made outside the Supreme Court as the justices were hearing a case on abortion rights.
Schumer, D-N.Y., suggested that President Donald Trump’s court appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, “won’t know what hit” them if they vote to uphold abortion restrictions. He spoke during a rally on the sidewalk in front of the court building.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said.
In a highly unusual written statement issued late Wednesday, Roberts said, “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,” Roberts said.
Watch Schumer’s rant below:
WATCH: Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer threatens U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett 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!"pic.twitter.com/e1qKzocJDj
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 4, 2020
People are talking about this on Twitter:
Every DEMOCRAT must be asked: Do you agree with Chuck Schumer that Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh must knuckle to his will or they “won’t know what hit them?” At every debate, every town hall, every hearing, every Democrat must be asked this. https://t.co/NwmXhj1IUz
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 5, 2020
Let me get this straight:
Donald Trump gets impeached for allegedly pressuring the Ukrainian president into doing what he wants
But Chuck Schumer gets away with ACTUALLY threatening two Supreme Court Justices should they not vote the way he wants?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 5, 2020
WATCH this: Disgraceful political attack on the Supreme Court & the rule of law. This attempt at judicial intimidation is not OK. @SenSchumer should be ashamed. He should retract. And he should apologize. https://t.co/SFvr1Q1y8m
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 5, 2020
What was Schumer thinking?