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1946, 04 Mar 20

Senator Schumer Threatens Supreme Court Justices

Hmmm… what could he possibly mean by that?

The Democrat said: ‘I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, 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.’

That earned a rare public statement from Roberts.

‘Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest level of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous,’ he said in a statement released late in the afternoon.

‘All members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.’


1946, 04 March 2020


  1. Merlin

    Sounds like Schumer is scared to the bone.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Thug life.

  3. jjf

    I think he’s saying a future Dem-dominated government will expand the number of Supreme Court seats and re-stack the Court?

  4. Pat

    Sounds like something that would come out of Trump’s mouth.

    Awful. Just awful.

  5. Mike

    Their partisan impeachment failed, now they are openly threatening anyone that dares disagree with them. Pelosi, Nadler, Schiff, and Schumer need to be removed from office and barred from further political service. History is not kind to leaders of failed coups.

  6. Pat

    But yet, President Trump attacked Justices [Sonia] Sotomayor and [Ruth Bader] Ginsberg last week, and not a peep from Justice Roberts, or right wing media.

    Awful. Just awful.

  7. dad29

    leaders of failed coups.

    ….usually get a bullet to the head.  Just sayin’

  8. Mar

    “But yet, President Trump attacked Justices [Sonia] Sotomayor and [Ruth Bader] Ginsberg last week, and not a peep from Justice Roberts, or right wing media.”
    Congratulations Pat for the stupidest comment of the year so far.
    So, you are comparing a threat of violence by Schumer to a legitimate concern by President Trump against 2 Supreme Court justices who have decided to become political.
    Stupid indeed.

  9. jjf

    Mar, where’s the threat of violence?

  10. Mar

    And the stupid just get more stupid, right jjf.

  11. Pat


    Schumer spoke if his regret for how he spoke, which is more than Trump would ever do.

    “ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday he regrets comments he made Wednesday saying two conservative Supreme Court justices would “pay a price” if they voted to uphold limits on abortion rights.

    “I should not have used the words I used yesterday,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday morning, referring to comments he made at an abortion rights rally Wednesday on the Supreme Court steps, singling out Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh by name as they were hearing oral arguments in the first abortion-related case they have considered since joining the court.

    “My point was that there would be political consequences, political consequences, for President Trump and Senate Republicans if the Supreme Court, with the newly confirmed justices, stripped away a women’s right to choose. 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 said.

    “I’m from Brooklyn,” Schumer added. “We speak in strong language, I shouldn’t have use the words i did, but in no way was i making a threat. I would never do such a thing.”

  12. Jason

    >which is more than Trump would ever do.

    I agree with you, its Trump’s biggest shortcoming. However I also think the enraged anti-trump-istas would never accept it if he did.

  13. Pat

    “ However I also think the enraged anti-trump-istas would never accept it if he did.”

    We will never know. Trump’s MO has been to enrage. He’s been doing it his entire life.

  14. jjf

    Jason, the real truth is that many pro-Trump folks really like the idea that Trump doesn’t apologize and that he’ll outright lie.

  15. Jason

    Got any proof of that assertion jiffy?  Since you and your cadre seem to try to hold Kevin to such high source / proof standards, I’d hate for The Great Northern Bitch to come in here and call you out…

    My assertion is that MOST pro-Trump folks like Trump for not couching everything in PC bullshit… however would like him to have a little more tact, bullshit a little less, and even correct himself and apologize when needed.

  16. jjf

    I’ll make the assumption based on all the cheers for his misbehavior and all the people who are so afraid of ever saying anything against him, from Congress on down to B&S.

    “PC bullshit.”  Treating others with respect is so PC, such bullshit?

    Admit it.  Trump lies on a daily basis, for fun, just to “own the libs” and to cause a distraction from everything else.

    What you’re really asking for?  You don’t want there to be consequences for uncivil and rude behavior.

  17. Mar

    “Trump lies on a daily basis,”
    What is today’s lie?

  18. Mike

    Schumer’s non apology rings hollow. He didn’t say there would be political consequences. He didn’t say Republicans would suffer at the polls. He specifically and directly threatened two supreme court judges.

    The only gross distortion is his “apology”


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