Sheldon Whitehouse defends Schumer and rebukes Chief Justice John Roberts

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse defended Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over remarks that seemed to threaten Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for his statement chastising Schumer and for not reprimanding Kavanaugh over his performance in his October 2018 confirmation hearings.

“I’m a little upset that the chief justice chose this moment to jump into a political squabble when he had nothing to say about Kavanaugh’s ranting and raving in the committee and nothing to say about Trump’s threats to the two women justices,” Whitehouse told the Washington Examiner. “I don’t think he’s a very credible, neutral umpire on this.”

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