Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is a cruel, nasty, particularly stupid piece of work. Yes, he occasionally runs rings around Republicans, but they’re not known as The Stupid Party without cause. Whatever intelligence he possesses is feral, brutal and ugly. In Chuck Schumer: A Football And Charlie Brown Republicans in 2017, I wrote, among other things, about his screaming at a couple eating in a NYC restaurant. He was apparently incensed that they might support President Trump. Also in 2017, in Schumer and the Democrats: Integrity and Honor, I wrote of Schumer’s lies to his Republican colleagues. They were shocked, shocked that Schumer would lie to them!
I’ve had occasion to mention Schumer since, but today I present, mostly in Twitter form, Schumer’s latest outrage: threatening two Supreme Court Justices.
On the steps of the Supreme Court, he called out justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh by name and issued the threat Scalise memorialized. As one would expect from a D/S/C, he mangled the scriptural reference:
Chief Justice John Roberts, who very rarely publically comments, did:
Even Left of Left Law Professor Laurence Tribe couldn’t abide Schumer’s idiocy:
And President Trump, reasonably, responded:
Schumer’s spokesliars tried a bit of gaslighting:
And Schumer tried to change the subject:
President Trump has indeed occasionally criticized justices, but has never threatened them. He’s even criticized his own Attorney General and the DOJ. Schumer and his media allies are trying to draw a false equivalency. Mike Davis notes the constant political/media double standard:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rightly called Schumer out:
In response, Schumer issued a non-apology apology and lied about what he said, claiming he was only threatening political consequences to congressional Republicans. That must be why me mentioned Gorsuch and Kavanaugh by name. They’re synonymous with congressional Republicans, aren’t they, and the legislative and judicial branches are identical, aren’t they? Schumer and the rest of the D/S/Cs would certainly like the Supreme Court to be a super D/S/C legislature. To which Charlie Kirk responded:
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has introduced a resolution to censure Schumer–as have others in and out of Congress–but if past practice is a guide, it will go nowhere. There is a two-tiered system of justice, and D/S/Cs are generally immune from the consequences of acts that would put anyone else in prison. It is possible Schumer’s threat broke federal law, but it’s doubtful our continually politicized DOJ—that’s a particularly deep and fetid swamp–will do anything about it. That’s a shame. Political discourse has already sunk to previously unimaginable depths. Absent a prosecution and conviction, we can expect to see much more of this, and worse.
The media are already trying to bury Schumer’s threat. Sadly, Schumer will likely hold onto his Senate seat as long as he wishes. New Yorkers are more than happy to express their collective opinion of the rest of America through him.
Some suggest lifetime tenure for Supreme Court justices is outmoded. Considering this was established to shield justices from politics, Senator Shumer has done a genuine public service by illustrating why this part of the Founder’s wisdom must never be out of fashion.