THANK YOU JUSTICE ROBERTS!
Chief Justice Roberts, in a rare rebuke, denounces Schumer over comments that Kavanaugh, Gorsuch will ‘pay the price’ for a vote against abortion rights.
In a rare rebuke of a sitting member of Congress, Supreme Court Chef Justice John Roberts criticized Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D) over remarks made from the steps outside the high court Wednesday that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch would “pay the price” for a vote against reproductive rights.
“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,” Roberts said in a statement. “All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”
Schumer, speaking at a rally as the Supreme Court heard a pivotal abortion rights case over the legality of a Louisiana law that creates additional barriers for doctors who perform abortions, singled out President Trump’s appointees by name.
“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.
“You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer’s comments ignited a firestorm among Republicans, who accused the New York Democrat of threatening harm to the two justices.
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) called Schumer “unhinged.”
“Enough. This rhetoric has dangerous consequences. Where’s the media outrage?” Scalise tweeted.