BREAKING: Justice John Roberts RESPONDS to threats made by Senator Schumer — [UPDATE: Schumer attacks John Roberts!]

Chief Justice John Roberts has just issued a statement admonishing Senator Schumer for the threats he made this morning against justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh:

In case you missed it, Schumer said this afternoon “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.”

After quoting the threats made by Schumer, Roberts wrote: “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements for this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, but also dangerous. All members of the court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”



I’m surprised to see the statement but I’m very glad to see it. Someone needs to admonish Schumer for his destructive comments and I like Roberts standing up for his justices.

Senate Republicans should quickly jump on this and move to publicly condemn Schumer’s comments unless he puts forth a public apology. Every Republican should put this in the face of the media to ensure they can’t ignore it.

 
UPDATE: Schumer’s spox is making excuses for his boss, as if we aren’t all smart enough to know exactly what Schumer meant:

 
UPDATE II: Schumer issues new statement attacking John Roberts, says he doesn’t call “fair balls and strikes”:

There is no ‘right-wing’ interpretation; Schumer’s threats were plain to understand. Roberts is no dummy and neither are we. Schumer made them and thus he needs to be held accountable.

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