Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch were threatened by Chuck Schumer yesterday, in a speech that was appalling enough to attract widespread attention. The speech even took place on the steps of the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts has since decided to answer back and his public rebuke is designed to strike back against this dangerous rhetoric.
Schumer called out the aforementioned justices by name. His words were designed to strike fear in their hearts. He told them that they had “released the whirlwind”. The decisions that they have made may not have sat well with Schumer but that does not give him the right to speak in this manner.
When Schumer said that these justices would not know what hit them, what could he have possibly meant? Did he stop to think about how these words would be interpreted? When you decided to speak in a threatening manner like this, you need to be prepared for everything that comes with it. Instead, he thought that he could shoot his mouth off with no repercussions.
While the Justices know that they are not immune to any sort of critique, there is probably a better way to go about it. The highest levels of government have a responsibility to the American people. This country deserves better than politicians like Schumer, who are prone to temper tantrums when they do not get their way.
Every member of the Court should be able to do their job without fear of reprisal. The Democrats are spiraling out of control and these statements are proof. Now that they are facing another four years of President Donald Trump, they are looking to seize control and power in any way possible.
If that means threatening Supreme Court Justices on the steps of the actual Supreme Court, Schumer is more than happy to do it. He essentially told them that they have a very nice court and that it would be a shame if something happened to it. Meanwhile, any statement that is made by Trump is over analyzed for signs that he is some sort of gangster.
It’s a good way to draw attention from Democrats like Schumer, who want to act like they are re-enacting scenes from The Godfather or the Sopranos. We doubt that these Justices are actually afraid of him or anything that he wants to do but there are principles that need to be followed.
The Democrats are the same ones who worry about decorum any time that a Republican says something that they do not like. However, when they want to carry themselves like thugs? It is all fine and dandy. The hypocrisy that is on display here is ridiculous. Take a moment to imagine the outrage if Donald Trump was the one threatening a governing body and telling them that they won’t know what hit them?
We would never hear the end of it. It would be the leading story on all of the liberal media outlets. Schumer’s commentary, on the other hand? It’s already being excused. The liberals are fine with elected officials behaving in such a way when the target is not likable in their eyes.
As long as their elected officials are carrying out their violent whims, they are fine with looking the other way. This is what the nation is becoming and no one should be all right with it. If the left is not willing to stand up for what is fair and just, how can they expect anyone to care when their concerns are being raised? After all, fair is fair.
That’s why Judge Roberts’ reaction was such an important one. The people of the United States need to know that there is someone who actually has their best interests at heart. Threatening speeches like this one cannot be tolerated and should not be tolerated. A harsh rebuke was needed in this moment and Judge Roberts was willing to provide it.
We just hope that no American citizens get any ideas because of the statements that Chuck Schumer made. The same Democrats who are so worried about Trump supporters acting on statements that he makes get awfully quiet when these types of events occur. Their silence is deafening, isn’t it?
At least there are some Americans out there who can see through the hypocrisy and call out Schumer’s nonsense. If he wants to talk like he’s some sort of mobster, he is not going to like being treated like one. Maybe he should be banned from the Supreme Court until he learns how to carry himself with dignity.