Yesterday Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer directly threatened Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on the steps of the Supreme Court.
"I want to tell you Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch: You have unleashed a whirlwind, and you will pay the price," Schumer said to a pro-abortion crowd.
BREAKING: Chief Justice Roberts issues statement blasting Chuck Schumer for threatening Justices Gorsuch & Kavanaugh as the court heard a case on abortion— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 4, 2020
Roberts said "statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous." pic.twitter.com/pU5UqjbIE8
After Chief Justice John Roberts berated Schumer for his remarks, calling them "dangerous," Schumer doubled down with a statement that doesn't reflect the facts and proceeded to attack Roberts.
What a crock this is. Here is Schumer’s quote: “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.” https://t.co/zGljjhMszn— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 4, 2020
Schumer tries to argue that he wasn’t attacking Gorsuch and Kavanaugh by attacking Roberts. https://t.co/a11yjshZ14— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) March 4, 2020
Then, other Democrats started piling on and justified Schumer's behavior.
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://t.co/1Z5dOl9fjn— Sheldon Whitehouse (@SenWhitehouse) March 4, 2020
The things that John Roberts decides to get upset about are very, very telling https://t.co/XY8nrOlUR6— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) March 4, 2020
Schumer called out Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, who both paid lip service to respecting precedent in order to get confirmed by the Senate. If they vote to overturn the Whole Women's Health ruling from 2016, they ought to expect a backlash not just from senators, but the public— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) March 4, 2020
Meanwhile, Republican Senator Josh Hawley is calling for Schumer to be censured.
Schumer refusing to take responsibility. This non-apology is the equivalent of “I’m sorry you feel that way.” He threatened #SupremeCourt Justices. Personally. By name. He should be censured #CensureSchumer https://t.co/D3m0RNtwKy— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 5, 2020