UNITED STATES−Chief Justice Roberts chastised U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer for threatening Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday, March 4.
Schumer, who spoke at a Center for Reproductive Rights protest outside the Supreme Court after speaking against life-saving legislature for women and babies, known as the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act of 2014. The Act requires a physician or healthcare professional who performs an abortion to have visiting rights at an area hospital.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price,” said Schumer. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Chief Justice Roberts wrote on Thursday, March 5: “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.”
A spokesperson for Schumer indicated that Schumer’s remarks about Gorsuch and Kavanaugh referred to the political price Republicans will pay, calling it a warning “that the justices will unleash major grassroots movement on the issue of reproductive rights against the decision.”
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President Trump, Rep. Jim Jordan(OH), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and others took Twitter by storm, commenting against Senator Schumer’s threat.
The case heard was June Medical Services vs. Russo, where the clinic argues that it is difficult for a medical professional to obtain visiting rights at an area hospital and that they are not needed. The women are perfectly safe without them.
The amicus brief signed by 207 members of Congress exposes health and safety violations of June Medical Services and the two other medical facilities in the suit. A surgical abortion is an invasive procedure and is a surgery performed in an abortion facility.
On March 5, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed Congress regarding the repeated attacks from Democrats toward the President and now two Supreme Court Justices calling Schumer’s booing of the Justice’s and his threat “shameful.”
Senator Josh Hawley introduced a resolution on March 5, to censure Minority Leader, Schumer. The resolution was co-sponsored by 14 senators condemning Schumer’s threatening statement.
In a Fox News interview, President Trump spoke on Senator Schumer threatening the Supreme Court Justices, replying: “If a Republican had said that, he’d be in prison.”