(PoliticalLookout.com) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was forced to walk back his outrageous threat against two Republican Supreme Court justices.
During an abortion rally that took place on Wednesday, while the Supreme Court heard abortion case June Medical Services v. Russo, Schumer made a shocking threat to Trump-appointed Republican Supreme Court justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate Minority Leader claimed the pair would “pay the price” if they chose to uphold Louisiana abortion legislation.
The comments were immediately condemned by politicians on both sides (well, mostly Republicans, let’s be honest!) and even the president took note.
“This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer,” Trump tweeted. “If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached.”
He’s right, isn’t he? If a Republican threatened Democrats and claimed they would “pay the price” for making a decision, Nancy Pelosi would immediately appear on national television calling for resignation, an inquiry, or impeachment. The thing is, though, Republicans are less likely to make disgusting threats like that anyway!
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! https://t.co/WqQUbyzaJU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned the comments from Schumer, calling them “shameless.” Which they are.
Schumer had to admit he was wrong, which is a news story in itself. Taking to the Senate floor, he said that he “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.”
But, he also admitted he shouldn’t have used the language.
“I am from Brooklyn. We speak in strong language. I shouldn’t have used the words I did but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never would do such a thing,” he added.
If Schumer is admitting he shouldn’t have used the language, then isn’t he logically admitting it’s not a gross distortion to say what he said was wrong?