McConnell Blasts Schumer for ‘Threatening’ Justices Over Anti-Abortion Rulings

Date: 2020-03-05 16:10:54


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Thursday morning to go after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for saying Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for anti-abortion rulings. #MitchMcConnell #ChuckSchumer #JohnRoberts #Abortion

On Wednesday, Schumer said this outside the Supreme Court, as justices considered a case about limiting abortion in Louisiana: “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.”

“Contrary to what the Democratic leader has tried to claim, he very clearly was not addressing Republican lawmakers or anybody else,” McConnell said Thursday. “He literally directed the statement to the justices, by name. And he said, quote, ‘if you go forward with these awful decisions,’ which could only apply to the court itself. The minority leader of the United States Senate threatened two associate justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Period.”

Schumer’s office said Wednesday evening that the remarks were “a reference to the political price Senate Republicans will pay for putting these justices on the court, and a warning that the justices will unleash a major grassroots movement on the issue of reproductive rights against the decision.”

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