90 Miles From Tyranny : Justice Roberts blasts Schumer for ‘dangerous’ and ‘threatening statements’ about Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Justice Roberts blasts Schumer for ‘dangerous’ and ‘threatening statements’ about Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Wednesday remarks were “dangerous” and “threatening statements.”

Schumer said during a rally in front of the United States Supreme Court that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh “released the whirlwind,” and would “pay the price.” The New York Democrat also said the pair “won’t know what hit you” if they side in a way that hurts abortion access in a case before the court Wednesday.

In a rare response, Roberts responded: “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.”

NEW: Chief Justice Roberts chastises Schumer for "threatening" statements about Kavanaugh, Gorsuch.
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“All members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter,” Roberts added.

Following Roberts’s response, Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman told the Daily Caller News Foundation: “Women’s health care rights are at stake and Americans from every corner of the country are in anguish about what the court might do to them,”

“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 Ginsberg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes,” he continued.

Trump called for Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves on cases involving his administration Feb. 25.

Schumer’s initial remarks were spoken Wednesday at a rally in front of the Supreme Court, where...

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1 comment:

capt fast said...

the two statements are exclusive of each other. one is a threat to persons, the Presidents statement is an expression of desires that prejudiced justices remove themselves from the cases.
would someone care to show me where it is in the constitution that women have the "right" to an abortion??? I can find the article which states the babies(citizens once born) have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.