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FLASHBACK: Schumer Blasts President Trump for ‘Attacking a Judge,’ Asks Chief Justice to ‘Defend Judiciary’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.06.20

Sen. Chuck Schumer faced a growing backlash from his Congressional colleagues this week after directly threatening two US Supreme Court Justices; ignoring comments from just weeks ago where he blasted Donald Trump for “attacking a judge.”

“With President Trump publicly attacking a judge: Now would be the time for Chief Justice Roberts to speak up. Now would be the time for the Chief Justice to directly and specifically defend the independence of the federal judiciary. I hope he will see fit to, and do it today,” said Schumer on February 13th.

Schumer directly threatened two Justices earlier this week, saying “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!”

“This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside,” Roberts said in a written statement Wednesday. “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.'”

Read the full report at Fox News.

BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Reacts to Schumer’s ‘Threatening’ Comments Against Supreme Court

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.05.20

Senator Mitch McConnell addressed Chuck Schumer’s recent rhetoric regarding Supreme Court Judges Thursday morning; hours after Chief Justice John Roberts called his remarks “threatening” and “dangerous.”

Chief Justice John Roberts issued a rare public statement regarding Sen. Chuck Schumer’s ‘threatening’ comments Wednesday; calling the rhetoric “dangerous” and inappropriate.

“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.

 

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said.

“For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes,” said Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman.

Read the full report here.

RARE REBUKE: Chief Justice John Roberts Calls Schumer’s Comments ‘Threatening’ and ‘Dangerous’

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.05.20

Chief Justice John Roberts issued a rare public statement regarding Sen. Chuck Schumer’s ‘threatening’ comments Wednesday; calling the rhetoric “dangerous” and inappropriate.

“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.

 

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said.

“For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes,” said Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman.

Read the full report here.

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