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Chuck Schumer’s Despicable Attack on the Supreme Court

Chuck Schumer Supreme Court“If, then, the courts of justice are to be considered as the bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments, this consideration will afford a strong argument for the permanent tenure of judicial offices,” argued Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78.

If we ever needed a pristine example of why justices are bestowed lifetime appointments and shielded from the vagaries of the electorate and the intimidation tactics of unethical politicians, Sen. Chuck Schumer has now provided us with one.

While speaking to pro-abortion protesters Wednesday in front of the Supreme Court, the Senate minority leader threatened—there’s no other way to put it—two sitting justices with repercussions if they ruled to uphold a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to gain admitting privileges to hospitals before offering their services to women:

I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.

It’s conceivable that Schumer—who, like the rest of his party, doesn’t have the slightest interest in protecting babies who’ve survive botched abortions—can’t think of any good reason for hospital-admitting privileges. But treating as an “undue burden” any laws that require abortion clinics to provide basic medical facilities for women is just an example of the Democrats’ extremism on the issue. Threatening justices over the case is hysterical.

Moreover, the New York Democrat’s thuggish attack on Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch is a transparent attempt to intimidate justices. And wow—a sitting senator threatening an independent judiciary.

Surely the champions of norms and decency will be horrified by this development. When President Donald Trump, rather absurdly, demanded that Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from “Trump-related” Supreme Court cases because of their partisan positions—and, yes Notorious RBG is openly partisan and anti-Trump—it was a major national story.

In this case, I suspect we’re going to hear a lot about a general “coarsening” of discourse.

Whatever the case, this is an unprecedented attack on Supreme Court justice. And by unprecedented, I mean that you won’t be able to unearth an instance in modern history of a member of Congress threatening a justice—by name, no less—for ruling against his wishes.

Which is why, I imagine, Chief Justice John Roberts felt the need to release this statement:

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.

Sometimes, in highly charged debates over public policy, the moment gets the better of a person. It’s happened to all of us. Yet, rather than walking back his statement, Schumer compounded the ugly behavior by smearing the chief justice as a partisan ideologue, as well.

“For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes,” Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman said in a statement to USA Today.

The senator meant only that there would be a “political price Republicans will pay for putting them on the court,” Goodman added.

First of all, is Schumer really arguing that being critical of justices is tantamount to threatening them? If that’s the case, why, during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in 2010, did Schumer stand and clap for Obama’s norm-breaking attack on the Supreme Court justices who had upheld the First Amendment in Citizens United?

It seems clear that Obama was attempting to manipulate the court, as well, but at least he had the decency not to sound like some wannabe Mafioso.

By accusing Roberts of misrepresenting his comments for partisan reasons, Schumer (via his spokesman) is obviously trying to influence the chief justice, as well. But he’s lying. Schumer’s initial statement specifically and unequivocally named two justices—one of whom he and his colleagues had already attempted to humiliate and defame. He was not calling out the Republicans who put Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the court.

Schumer doesn’t have the power to follow through on any threats, thankfully. His attack, like many less obvious ones, is just part of the left’s concerted effort to delegitimize the court, denigrate its justices, and undermine the legality of its decisions.

This isn’t surprising; the Constitution—and the jurists who are inclined to uphold it—is the biggest impediment to the progressive agenda. So expect a lot more of this.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by David Harsanyi

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Fred Crowder
7 months ago

Schumer is nothing but a POS who IS a socialist. If he was a Conservative, the libs would call for his head to be removed from his seat in Congress. These Democrats think they can do anything they want without having to answer to anyone. Chuck, go to hell you POS!!

JEFFREY C JONES
7 months ago

ARREST AND EXECUTE ALL DEMONRATS,LBTURDS AND OTHER AMERICA HATERS!!!

R.S.
7 months ago

The peckerheads who keep electing this peckerhead probably regard such comments as STRENGTH.

steve aspiazu
1 year ago

Our gutless Republican Senators and the despicable Democrat Senators on the Judicial Committee did nothing to address this threatening act By Schumer !
Their motto should be, ” Don’t rock the boat boys ” we have keep our cushy jobs and OK massive pork, sorry, NOT
I mean spending.

De
1 year ago

I hope this problem does not go away!! Schumer is a hateful lying bigot. His hysterics on the steps of the US Supreme Court was very alarming and he looked like an idiot trying to placate the group he was addressing. He needs to pay the consequences for his unacceptable behavior.

Lee
1 year ago

Since the case in point is about protecting the health of women having abortions by requiring hospital credentials, I’d have to suggest that Schumer is anti-women. Doesn’t want their health protected. Perhaps he should think before putting his foot in his mouth.

Joanned
1 year ago

This excellent article truly captures the evil, unacceptable actions of this Democratic Senator who clearly has no respect for the Supreme Court justices, nor does he ( inclusive of his many colleagues Ie, Pelosi, Schiff. Nadler, AOC, Talib etc etc) TRUELY do
Not respect AMERICA OR ITS CONSTITUTION These people, who liable themselves as Politicians??? ARE. INDEED disrespectful and are TRAITORS to America and its ideals.!!!!! THEY are enemies of all good and justful actions/ beliefs that represents the integrity of the United States of America Americans need, and deserve, TRUELY honest, reliable, and accountable Politicians who are invested in performing their elected duties, for America’s citizens. However, far. Too many, many of these Politicians (in title only) have deserted their oathfull sworn the Country

Joanned
1 year ago
Reply to  Joanned

CORRECTION the essence of my comment is to point out that ALL Americans need to realize how. Dangerous and debilitating Politicians of this caliber are, Ie affecting our Country and causing destruction of . life and Liberty. For all WE THE PEOPLE of AMERICA NEED TO UNITE TO SET LEGAL BOUNDARIES TO STOP THESE IMMORAL POLITICIANS WHO ARE RUINING AMERICA This means removing ALL toxic self serving so called. POLITICIANS FROM THEIR ROLES. This recent public travesty that was committed against the Suprememe Court justices MUST have consequences The Senator needs to be sanctioned and removed from Office, This type of traitorous behavior has been occurring for 4 plus years now IT MUST BE OBlITERATED FROM AMERICA If no consequences or actions taken to rectify this out of control situation it will only get worse and Americans will have themselves to blame and regret this NASTY embaressing part of history now occuring and will cause tarnishment for America and its ideals

Conie
1 year ago

The Democratic Party wants all power at any costs . They are not interested in America or the people they will destroys whomever gets in their way. Schumer shows us this… What can we as the people whom they Supposedly work for do? Schumer needs to be out and jailed. Anyone of us would be if we Threatened Anyone like he did. There are lots on that side that have done wrong things and never have been punished. There is something wrong with our Judicial system.. was

Joanned
1 year ago
Reply to  Conie

DEMO CRAPS are power.Mongers They are fighting to keep their jobs of making dishonest Campaign promises, poor job performance and most of all ever increasing taxation in order to spend mot and more money with no results of this overspending Example Dems supported 11 billion dollar Bond for homeless in LA No one knows of any results happening???? OH I should note that it was recently announced a 5.5 Million Dollar project was being started Where oh WHERE IS THE REST OF THE FUNDING??????? DOES ANYONE KNOW OR CARE????

Keith H
1 year ago

This disgusting old wrinkled Windbag needs his clock cleaned. Just another criminal living off of the hard working men and women of this country. Rest assured this baby killer will spend eternity burning in hell.

Keith H
1 year ago

This disgusting old hook nose Windbag needs his clock cleaned. Just another criminal living off of the hard working men and women of this country. Rest assured this baby killer will spend eternity burning in hell. ???

Rich
1 year ago

Chucky and the liberal media should be run out of town on a rail. But, thanks to out democratic freedom, anyone can say anything stupid and get away with it. Sad. But then just look at the voters that put these mentally unstable individuals in office.

Greg shears
1 year ago

Schumer is nothing more than a deranged trump hating idiot that thinks he’s above the law. The beety eyed scumbag should not only be removed, he should be jailed. As far as I’m concerned, anyone that approves of what he said are scumbags themselves.

Jack Ulrey
1 year ago

Amen!

Walter
1 year ago

This is worse than what they put our Justices through during their Hearings. Schumer should be thrown out of office for his threats! No convicted politician, government employee-FBI are ever prosecuted? Why are they exempt-They shouldn’t be. Why are there 2 sets of laws? Who voted for this? Bottom line: They should not lie, steal, cheat or threaten the American people, their representatives and especially our Supre Court Justices – and if they do they should be kicked out of office and REALLY PROSECUTED, not rewarded. Once again the Dems have done nothing for America in the last 3+ years except foster bad will, and incite riots.

ONTIME
1 year ago

LOL……..The ulterior Schucky the Schumer has outed himself and he now the Despicable Schumer…..threatening two SCOTUS justices by name in front of a rowdy hate crowd in public in front of the Capitol was a monumental blunder and now the piper has come for his due…………….

Earl
1 year ago

There has to be some repercussions for Schumer’s actions. Every time any of the Dems acts out with no consequences it emboldens them to increase their reprehensible behavior. If anything happens to the Justices Schumer should be charged with inciting the behavior.

Kim
1 year ago

The Schumer attack was pointed at one person—President Trump. Why else would he have mentioned those two particular justices, put forward by the president, and not the other quasi-conservative ones? Schumer and all his co-conspirators will stop at nothing to bring down the legitimate election of a Republican candidate. Time to vote them all out of Congress.

Duane
1 year ago

Schumer should resign! Not fit for office. Abuse of power.

Joanned
1 year ago
Reply to  Duane

Schumer and MANY of his peers are guilty of abuse of power and stature Truth is that. Rationale for the current nasty Political Civil War is POWER. STRUGGLE Ie How DARE a CEO. POLITICIAN SUCCEED IN POLITICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHILE WE HAVE BEEN IGNORING THE REAL ISSUES FOR DECADES!!!!!!!!

G Burger
1 year ago

Why isn’t Chucky behind bars? You and I would be. Threatening a Supreme Court judge by name on national TV would have you and I arrested in a New York minuet. Are these spoiled babies living under a different set of rules or what?

Rob J
1 year ago
Reply to  G Burger

Yes, they do live under a different set of Rules and they’re happy to rub our collective faces in the fact … it’s called ‘ The Ruling Class Rules ‘, a subset of ‘ The Golden Rule ‘.

Wiley F. Ashworth, Jr.
1 year ago

Just goes to show us again how arrogant the corrupt left is. Whine when they do not get their way. How can one liberal think he has the right to criticize an entire branch of the US governing system. Never ceases to amaze.

Joanned
1 year ago

ALL Americans MUST unite to stop the evil politicians. The Government must be Purged to save ideals of Democracy

Joanned
1 year ago

ALL Americans need to take a stance to
Cease tolerating the despicable behaviors of the anti American Politicians within the current Democrat Party. These unorthodox Politicians are a true discredit to American politics Senator Schiff and many others have erroneously been permitted to disrespect and discredit our Government and POTUS.. For past. 4 years!!! They all need to be censured, and or be removed and forever voted out of office!!!!! their despicable actions are RUINING our great Country!!! It makes. Absolutely no sense to crucify a POTUS. For his efforts to keep his Campaign promises to the people

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