Trump says Schumer "must pay a severe price" for threatening Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

by Adam Ford · Mar 5th, 2020 6:47 am

President Trump blasted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday for threatening comments he made toward Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh over a pending high-court case involving abortion:

"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!"

"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!"

In a rare rebuke from the high court, Supreme Court Justice Roberts also denounced Schumer's comments, saying:

"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."

? Schumer on Wednesday told Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh that they will "pay the price" if they rule in a way that is anti-abortion in a Louisiana case about credentials for abortion doctors:

"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 in front of a crowd of abortion advocates. "You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."


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