Josh Hawley Introduces Measure to Censure Chuck Schumer After Threatening SCOTUS Justices
Missouri US Senator Josh Hawley plans on introducing a measure to formally censure Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, after the head Democrat threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh in unprecedented terms.
Hawley confirmed his plans to bring up a formal censure motion on Wednesday night. Schumer had aggressively threatened the Supreme Court Justices earlier in the day, stating that the Trump appointees were going to face consequences for their rulings upholding restrictions on abortions in conservative states.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh…. You have unleashed the whirlwind, and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Schumer’s remarks were so vitriolic that they merited a formal rebuke from the court’s Chief Justice, John Roberts.
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Schumer refused to back down in light of widespread rebuke of his attack on the Supreme Court. He claims that Roberts is merely one of several conservative hacks on the court, and is colluding with conservatives to make him look bad.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Schumer’s anti-judicial threats on Wednesday, perhaps suggesting that he’d be on board with Hawley’s upcoming effort to censure the Senate Majority Leader.
Democrats’ longtime strategy of achieving unlimited power over American society through the unlimited power of judicial activist-princes seems to have been ground to a halt by President Trump’s appointments to the federal court system, confirming a wide range of conservative judges to circuit courts as well as the two Supreme Court Justices Schumer threatened. As it becomes increasingly clear that Democrats are not going to get their way in undemocratic fashion through the court system, it could become far more common for the Left to threaten and agitate against duly appointed judges such as Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.