Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has been in hiding since his own party’s leader unleashed a torrent of threats against Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch of Colorado.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the warning against Gorsuch and
Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday during an abortion rights rally in front of the Supreme Court.
Justices are preparing to hear a case regarding a 2014 Louisiana law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case something goes wrong during the procedure.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Schumer warned. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Schumer’s spokesflak later tried to backpedal, claiming the remarks were meant as political, not physical threats.
Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life. The only political retribution for them could be impeachment.
Is this what we can expect from a Democrat-controlled Congress? Impeachment of judges when they are not in keeping with a political party’s platform?
It’s the very opposite of the foundation of this country’s judicial system.
If anyone should be punished, it’s Schumer who should be expelled by his fellow Senators.
Here’s what National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesperson had to say about Schumer’s comments and Hickenlooper’s silence:
“Chuck Schumer’s reprehensible attack on Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh was met by predictable silence from the Democratic candidates Schumer’s DSCC and other dark money entities are spending millions to elect. Every single DSCC-backed candidate beholden to Schumer’s money machine should demonstrate a degree of decency and disavow the dangerous attack on our independent judiciary.”