two Supreme Court Justices, naming them by name in his verbal threat. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh had
been nominated, and ultimately appointed, by President Trump and his allies in
the U.S. Senate earlier during his first term.
The hatred of President Trump by the Democrats in the months preceding
the Election in 2020 was at, perhaps, its highest level so far, when Schumer decided to make these remarks, but it really goes deeper than most folks realize.
impeachment attempt, his popularity among his supporters was louder than ever,
his rallies were attracting non-republicans and minorities at a record pace, and
their hopes to dislodge him in the upcoming presidential election were visibly waning
fast. With the liberal left’s anger
running high, desperate measures by beaten scoundrels was all that
remained. Rhetoric about getting in the
faces of Republicans by people like Maxine Waters was becoming the everyday
chant, and a movie titled “The Hunt,” in which liberal elitists hunt political “deplorables”
was hitting the theaters. Chaos was
ringing in the air, and desperate times call for desperate measures when
political animals believe their own lies about how dangerous Trump was to the
safety and security of the country. In
that moment, as the socialists screamed for fairness for Comrade Bernie Sanders
in the primary season, Trump supporters filed in by the hundreds of thousands
to Keep America Great
rallies, and the Democrat political machine made moves to ensure crazy Joe
Biden remained relevant in a presidential race the Democrats were fast realizing
would be a loser to Trump in November, Schumer loaded his weapon of mass
political rhetoric, cocked it, and fired.
high ranking democrat, and the Senate Minority Leader, decided in a moment of
rage to show poor judgment. With a shot
that was heard around the country he took a step into a world of no return, a
political moment of rage that could be called “reckless abandonment” and “severe
irresponsibility.” He stood in front of
a microphone on a stage facing a cheering leftist crowd and he said, “I want to
tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the
whirlwind, and you will pay the price.”
gave a nonapology that reminded me of the kind formulated by Sheldon Cooper, an
arrogant (yet unaware of his arrogance) fictional character on a television show called “Big
Bang Theory” whose apologies essentially amount to “sorry you took it wrong,”
or “sorry you couldn’t handle what I said.”
Schumer admitted he might have misspoken, but blamed others for
“manufacturing outrage” regarding his comment.
such a thing in the first place? Why
would Chucky Schumer go down a road that even had fellow Democrats appalled and
ready to demand that he be censured?
America’s wholesale slaughter of unborn babies.
woman’s perceived right to sacrifice the blood of an innocent unborn child to
the dark gods of liberalism and promiscuous convenience.
attack by Schumer was during a rally for abortion just outside the Supreme Court
as the justices were hearing an abortion-related case. He was warning the two justices of the
possible ramifications of a politically incorrect decision in the case, June
Medical Services v. Russo, and he was willing to do so with a compliant mob
with him, who were already riled up to a level of viciousness that rivaled that
of the mobs attacking Candidate Kavanaugh only a year and a half before.
case was a legal challenge to a Louisiana pro-life law sponsored by a black
female Democratic legislator, State Senator Katrina Jackson. Constitutionally, based on the language in the
Tenth Amendment, abortion is a State issue, and the federal government has no
authority to be involved. Nonetheless,
Jackson’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, which calls for abortion
practitioners to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the
clinic as a safety measure, was under attack and was being heard by the U.S.
threat was issued by name against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh because
Schumer wanted the court to illegally strike down the law as unconstitutional. Never mind that the federal government not
only has no constitutional authority over the abortion issue, but that
according to Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, all legislative
powers belong to legislative bodies; so for the court to strike down a law, it
would be acting unconstitutionally also by performing a legislative action from
Kavanaugh, Schumer directed, “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward
with these awful decisions.”
Democrats claim that it is Donald Trump using dangerous rhetoric that could be
viewed as inciting violence.
explained that his comments threatening Gorsuch, Kavanuagh were a
“deliberate misinterpretation” and that he was threatening “Senate
Republicans,” not SCOTUS.
threats against Gorsuch, Kavanaugh were accurately reported, it’s not much of
an apology to say, “yes, I issued a threat inciting violence, but you
misunderstood who that threat was directed at.”
Steve Scalise, a Republican representing Louisiana in the U.S. House of
Representatives, said that Schumer’s remarks were “unhinged.” Scalise, after all, is familiar with what
happens when violence is incited, and lefties take it seriously. He was nearly fatally shot in June 2017 by an
unhinged radical supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders while practicing for a
congressional baseball game in Washington D.C.
John Roberts issued a written statement regarding Schumer’s remarks.
that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this
sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are
Trump also weighed in, echoed later by Congressman Jim Jordan, tweeting, “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.”
Schumer’s first offense, either. In
January of 2017 he told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC in a message to then President-elect
Trump, “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from
Sunday at getting back at you.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from San Francisco, California, conceded the
inappropriateness of Schumer’s remarks pointed at Trump’s appointed Supreme
Court Justices. “It wasn’t right for
anybody to do,” she said. Then, she
followed that up with accusations against Trump for his rhetoric.
a couple of kids. “Yeah, but he did it
too, and he was meaner.”
part, the Democrats circled the wagons around Schumer, with some claiming Trump
was just as guilty due to his own remarks regarding liberal Justices Sonia
Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
one thing. Outright violent threats are
a whole different ballgame.
criticism of Sotomayor and Ginsburg didn’t involve anything that could be
construed as threats of physical violence to their personal safety. Josh Hawley, a Republican Senator from
Missouri, issued a censure resolution against Schumer, but in the end Senate
Democrats willing to break ranks and help deliver the “rebuke” of Schumer’s
ill-tempered remarks were not exactly in the cards.
Democrat President Bill Clinton would not have stood for such language. In 1999, Clinton said, “We must stop the
politics of personal destruction. We
must get rid of the poisonous venom of excessive partisanship, obsessive
animosity, and uncontrolled anger.”
twenty years, the response by today’s Democrats is, “Never mind, let the threats
roll, but only blame Trump as being the one inciting violence against opposing