America’s highest court will not bow to a controversial senator who threatened to blackmail judges, if they did not follow the Democratic Party in supporting a woman’s choice to terminate her pregnancy.
The Supreme Court has rejected “threatening statements” from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) who allegedly warned Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch they would face serious consequences unless they supported abortion cases before the Supreme Court in Washington.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. denounced the senator’s remarks to a pro-choice a rally hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights that Kavanaugh and Gorsuch had “released the whirlwind,” would have to “pay the price,” and “will not know what hit” them if they voted unfavorably toward pro-choice activists.
“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,” Roberts said in a statement.
The chief justice said he would allow neither the court nor its staff be intimidated into following any Democratic Party line when passing down judgments.
“All members of the court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter,” he said.
Schumer’s outburst also drew harsh criticism from the Oval Office, from which President Donald Trump called for the senator to face consequences himself for allegedly threatening the impartiality of the judicial system.
“There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a U.S. senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its justices,” the president said on Twitter. “This is what Chuck Schumer just did, he must pay a severe price for this.”
A disenchanted member of the legal fraternity and supporter of Schumer also joined in condemning his unforgivable behavior and demanded a sincere apology.
“These remarks by Sen. Schumer were inexcusable … it is beneath him and his office,” Harvard University law professor Laurence Tribe said on Twitter. “Chief Justice Roberts was right to call him on his comments. I hope the senator, whom I have long admired and consider a friend, apologizes and takes back his implicit threat.”
An independent member of the press revealed part of the senator’s speech had misquoted the world’s most widely read book.
“Is no one going to point out that on top of everything else Schumer badly mangled a famous line from the Bible (hosea)? ” Washington Free Beacon contributor Noah Pollak said on Twitter. “‘They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind’ [is] probably the most metal line in the Bible.”