For a Senator to threaten a Supreme Court Justice in today”s hostile political environment goes beyond the pale. But that is what happened the other day. Chuck Schumer, attending a rally, (click)threatened two Supreme Court Justices. This wasn’t a tit for tat type of threat, this was a criminal threat.
Threatening two U.S. Supreme Court justices by name is a serious matter. But is it criminal?
“I want to tell you Gorsuch,” Schumer said, “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.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stepped very close to the line of felonious conduct. Whether he crossed that line is debatable.
Speaking at a rally of abortion rights supporters Wednesday in front of the Supreme Court, Schumer deliberately inflamed the crowd by taking direct aim at two of the justices appointed by President Trump – Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The rally was held as the high court was hearing arguments on a controversial Louisiana abortion access law.