From Bad To Worse, Schumer Gets Pummeled From All Sides, Calls For His Resignation Heat Up, After His Abhorrent Comments Against Supreme Court Justices

Senate Minority Leader and New York Sen. Charles Schumer has had an extremely tough past 24 hours and it is not getting better.

The 69-year-old senator made, what many considered to be, threats against Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, both nominated by President Donald Trump, on Wednesday.

“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,” he said at a rally for the hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights.

By Wednesday night Chief Justice John Roberts had excoriated him and there was a hashtag campaign on Twitter calling on him to resign.

That was followed by Schumer getting pummeled from more heavy hitters, including President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“It’s a disgrace that he was able to say that,” the president said to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday. “That was a terrible thing he said — I was amazed by it.”

Prior to his interview on Wednesday evening the president also tweeted his outrage at the New York senator.

“This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW!” he said.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This is a direct &amp; dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW! <a href=”https://t.co/WqQUbyzaJU”>https://t.co/WqQUbyzaJU</a></p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1235359627082117120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

“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!” the president said, calling for action to be taken.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>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!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1235370217712300038?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell also laced into his colleague in a speech on the floor of the Senate on Thursday.

“’I fully anticipated our colleague would withdraw his comments and apologize,’ McConnell said in his remarks.

“That’s what even reliably liberal legal experts have publicly urged. Instead, our colleague doubled down. Doubled down.

“He tried to gaslight the entire country and stated that he was actually threatening fellow senators. As though that would be much better.

“But that’s a fiction. And then a few hours later the Democratic Leader tripled down,” the Senate Majority Leader said.

Schumer responded by saying he should not have used the words he did, but then defended himself because he is “from Brooklyn.”

“I should not have used the words I used yesterday. They didn’t come out the way I intended to,” the Senate Minority leader said.

“My point was there would be political consequences – political consequence – for president Trump and Senate Republicans,” he said.

That defense makes no sense because he explicitly said “You Gorsuch” and “You Kavanaugh,” referring to two people who cannot face political retribution.

“Of course I didn’t intend to suggest anything other than political and public opinion consequences for the Supreme Court and it is a gross distortion to imply otherwise,” he insisted.

“I’m from Brooklyn. We speak in strong language. I shouldn’t have used the words I did but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never would do such a thing and leader McConnell knows that,” he said.

8 Comments

  • Why is it every democrat that wants to violate the laws of this country feel above the law and it looks as though they are? (D) Adam Schiff is a public liar and leaker, no consequences. (D) Chuck Schumer threatens two Supreme Court Justices, by name, no consequences. Nancy Pelosi tears up legal transcripts of the president’s speak to the American people at the State of the Union Address, no consequences. Joe Biden caught dead to rights on video, doing a Quid Pro Quo and no consequences. What are the American people to believe other than democrats are above the law? If a republican forgot to flush the toilet, they’d be impeached, thrown out of Congress, or some other kangaroo court penalty. Why must we live with this injustice? This kind of stuff infuriates us and we expect far better than we’re getting.

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  • He lies as much as Schiff and constantly tries, along with Pelosi, to divide the country and incite conflict! If I said it before I meant it then also! These lieing scum have been in Washington too long!

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  • If any of us..ANYBODY had said that about a judge in a case we were involved with, we would be in prison by now!!

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  • Schumer’s facial expressions when making that threat expressed the evil and malice in his heart. There is no explaining it away. DO NOT let him slide on this obvious threat! Remember the one he made to President Trump about the Intelligence organizations having “6 ways from Sunday to get back at you”? After that the failed Impeachment attempt began!!

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  • If this was said by anyone on the Right they’d be in jail because the Dems would have yelled from one end of the country to the other. Why is it acceptable when “I’m from Brooklyn…” is an excuse and he has to say is “I’m sorry” He’s only sorry because there was such an uproar. There needs to be accountability.

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  • Schumer needs to be arrested and charged with two counts of threats against two Supreme Court Judges immediately. No exceptions.
    Schumer tried to lie his way out of breaking the law by saying he meant it towards the other Senators. Even if this lie was believe-able, that too would be a crime.
    The truth is, Schumer threatened both Supreme Court Judges by name.
    I honestly believe he actually thinks he can lie his way out of this & that he believes the American Citizens are “NOT” smart enough to see through his lies.
    “BOOK HIM DANNO”

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