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It Was a Threat Worthy of a South American Dictator

 


Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court Democrat Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer said the following:

“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.”

Sounds like Michael Corleone in the Godfather, not the Leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate. He didn’t even have the decency to address them by their titles. The senator’s despicable attack is part of a concerted effort by those on the left to delegitimize the court. If this wasn’t a case for the lifetime appointments of Supreme Court Justices, I don’t know one.

Schumer compounded his ugly behavior by smearing the chief justice as a partisan ideologue, as well. What partisan behavior did he participate in? He merely issued the following statement: “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.

Chief Justice Roberts by the way cast the vote in saving Obamacare; not exactly a vote that pleased partisan Republicans.

This is an unprecedented attack on justices of the Supreme Court. Unprecedented because you won’t be able to find a single instance in modern history of a member of Congress threatening a justice — by name.

The case itself, involves a Louisiana law that gives infants who survive a botched abortion, the right to have basic medical care if they are born alive. A law, by the way, that was sponsored by a Democrat. Schumer, like the rest of his party, can’t think of any good reason for hospital-admitting privileges for doctors who perform such procedures. Treating it as an “undue burden” any law that require abortion clinics to provide basic medical care for women. This case has not even been decided. Threatening justices over impending cases is outrageous and must not be tolerated.

Schumer should be removed from his position of leadership by his own party. Censured by the entire Senate and sent packing by the good people of New York.

 

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