Schumer's Threat Against Gorsuch, Kavanaugh Exposes His Hypocrisy


Op-ed by Committee for Justice president Curt Levey published in Fox News


Shouting as he addressed a pro-abortion rally yesterday in front of the Supreme Court, while the justices heard an important abortion case, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. issued a threat that would be chilling enough if it came from a lone wolf. "I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price," he said. "You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."


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.


Worst of all, the minority leader's remarks are a deliberate attempt to intimidate at least two Supreme Court justices. That poses a grave threat to the Constitution's separation of powers, particularly coming from someone who has the power to potentially make good on his threats. Think funding cuts for the Court, blocked Supreme Court nominations and a drawn-out Senate trial for any justice House Democrats decide to impeach...


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