In response to Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) threats made toward Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh at Wednesday morning’s pro-choice rally, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) now plans to attempt to censure Schumer for his conduct.
Hawley retweeted a screenshot from yesterday's statement from Chief Justice John Roberts rebuking Schumer for his comments, saying that although a certain level of criticism necessarily comes with the office of the justices, it is inappropriate and dangerous that such threatening statements should come from the highest level of government.
“This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside. Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said that he wanted to tell them that ‘You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go through with these awful decisions.’ 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. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter,” Roberts' statement said.
Senator Hawley’s retweet included his own personal opinion of Schumer’s actions, calling them “disgusting, shameful, and weak.”
“Now @chuckschumer is threatening Supreme Court Justices personally, to the point of implying their physical safety is endangered. Disgusting, shameful, and frankly, WEAK.”
Hawley then went on to announce his intention of introducing a motion on the Senate floor to censure Schumer for his conduct, as Schumer’s apparent lack of shame would make a request for apology pointless.
“I would call on Schumer to apologize, but we all know he has no shame. So tomorrow I will introduce a motion to censure Schumer for his pathetic attempt at intimidation.”