Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer crossed the line and he showed his true colors for all the nation to see. Schumer publicly threatened Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh for the crime of being pro-life.
As both conservative justices serve for life, the warning was a bit odd and this made it seem ominous when Schumer said: “You will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch Wednesday after the conservative Supreme Court justices signaled a willingness to uphold a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to acquire hospital admitting privileges.
“They’re taking away fundamental rights,” the Democratic New York senator said during an appearance at a pro-abortion rally held outside the U.S. Supreme Court. “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.”
So, what does he acctually mean?
Federal judges, justices included, are appointed for life. They don’t face elections, so he’s not talking about political consequences.
They cannot have their salaries reduced — it is in the Constitution. So he’s not talking about financial consequences.
Unfortunately, that leaves just a few possibilities, none of them savory. He’s referring either to the release of damaging personal information about the justices (blackmail-slash-extortion) or else to physical violence against them as retribution. Aside from these two possibilities, it’s hard to think of anything else Schumer could be referring to.