Senator To Introduce Motion To Censure Schumer For His Threats To Supreme Court Justices

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Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is facing backlash after threatening Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday, when Schumer said, “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.” Later that day, Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) announced he intends to introduce a measure to censure Schumer for his comments.

Hawley’s office released a statement that said: “Tonight U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce a motion to censure U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for inciting violence against U.S. Supreme Court Justices. In a pro-abortion rally in front of the Supreme Court today, Senator Schumer threatened Justices by name saying, “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.””

Hawley wrote on Twitter: “Now @chuckschumer is threatening Supreme Court Justices personally, to the point of implying their physical safety is endangered. Disgusting, shameful, and frankly, WEAK… I would call on Schumer to apologize, but we all know he has no shame. So tomorrow I will introduce a motion to censure Schumer for his pathetic attempt at intimidation of #SupremeCourt.”