His latest “Gee, I should have kept my big yap shut” moment: Threatening two Supreme Court Justices in regard to an abortion case being heard by the Court.
“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 to a chorus of cheers. "You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."Schumer has since explained that the warning was aimed at Republicans, but anyone with a modicum of intelligence does not appear to be buying it. If someone said that to me, I would assume it was a threat. It sounds like a threat. It wasn’t a general statement that could be interpreted as being aimed at someone else. The two Justices were mentioned by name, and Schumer’s statement “You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions” would be difficult to defend as being aimed at Republicans.
Schumer’s threat drew a curt response from Chief Justice Roberts.
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.Schumer may not realize it, but his threat violates Federal law, specifically 18 U.S. Code § 115. But somehow I doubt he’s worried about that as it is apparent he believes he is above the law. Certainly some of his previous actions seem to bear this out.
You’re a class act, Chuck. I strongly suggest you consider going into a different line of work.