Chief Justice John Roberts Rebukes Chuck Schumer For Threatening Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer just crossed the line and threatened Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

“They’re taking away fundamental rights,” the Democratic New York senator said. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind.”

Schumer added, “And you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Wow. What a jerk. Enter Supreme Court Justice John Roberts who rebuked Chuck and shut down the hapless Senator.

“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,” Roberts said in a statement.

“All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”

From CNN: Schumer, speaking at a rally of abortion rights supporters, appeared to threaten Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s two Supreme Court nominees who were confirmed after bruising nomination fights.

“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,” Schumer said.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, Roberts said: “This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wanted to tell them that ‘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.’ 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.”