Senator Threatens Supreme Court Justices

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Senator Chuck Schumer was feeling it at an abortion rights rally outside the Supreme Court. So he threatened two justices by name. Here’s what he said:

“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.”

Chief Justice Roberts was having none of it, and he rebuked Schumer:

Threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.”

So Senator Schumer apologized. Kind of:

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.

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