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Call Your Senators: Demand Censure Of Senate Democrat Leader Schumer

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At a pro-abortion rally on Wednesday, New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer said Supreme Court Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh "won't know what hit you" if they rule in favor of abortion restrictions in a case the Supreme Court was hearing that day involving a challenge to the legality of a Louisiana law that could make the procedure more difficult to obtain.

"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 during the speech.

The condemnation of Schumer’s comments came hard and fast from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who issued a statement saying in part:

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…

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.

Gregg Re of Fox News reported that among those joining the condemnation of Schumer’s remarks were conservatives, Republicans, President Trump and even some leftwing commentators, such as Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe who tweeted: "These remarks by @SenSchumer were inexcusable. Chief Justice Roberts was right to call him on his comments. I hope the Senator, whom I’ve long admired and consider a friend, apologizes and takes back his implicit threat. It’s beneath him and his office."

President Trump responded via Twitter, tweeting:  There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!

Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman quickly responded with a lie and accused Chief Justice Roberts of bias, further escalating the confrontation. Goodman insisted that Schumer was addressing Republican lawmakers when he said a "price" would be paid -- even though Schumer had explicitly named Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.

Our friend Curt Levey, president of the Committee for Justice, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rule of law, told Fox News “The threat is far more chilling and irresponsible coming from Schumer, who knows his remarks will reach millions, including angry, unstable people who might interpret them as a call for violence. This from a man who has accused President Trump of being responsible because of his tone for violence by extremists in Charlottesville and elsewhere.”

Mr. Levey went on to point out:

Why is Schumer so enraged at the Court's newest justices that he is driven to make threats he must later deny? It is telling that he didn't mention Justices Thomas and Alito, who – unlike Trump appointees Gorsuch and Kavanaugh – have an actual record in abortion cases and are at least as likely to uphold abortion restrictions. It reveals that what Schumer is really livid about is that Trump's election allowed him to appoint justices in the first place.

More generally, Sen. Schumer and the rest of the Left are apoplectic about the appointment of conservative justices because, for the last half of a century, they have relied on the Supreme Court to enact the many parts of the progressive agenda that lack a popular majority. It is no coincidence that Schumer's remarks were made at a rally about abortion rights, the most sacrosanct plank in the left's judicially enacted platform.

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy on Thursday said that Sen. Chuck Schumer should be censured for his “brazen” comments that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would "pay the price" for decisions in abortion cases.

“The mob is out there and Schumer is agitating them and it works. That’s the reason they do it,” McCarthy told “America’s Newsroom," adding that the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade decision “crystallized [the court's] transformation into a political institution rather than a legal one."

We agree with our friend Andy McCarthy, and so does Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), who has promised to introduce a censure motion.

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators to demand that a motion to censure Senator Schumer for his threats against Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh be introduced and voted on immediately.

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