Chuck Schumer Hit With Ethics Complaints For Threat To SCOTUS Justices

(Breitbart) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) faces multiple ethics complaints for threatening Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch on the steps of the high court.

Schumer declared at a Center for Reproductive Rights rally last Wednesday that the two conservative judges will “pay the price” if they vote against pro-choice advocates in a case regarding a Louisiana abortion law.

“Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history. From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging a war on women, all women, and they’re taking away fundamental rights,” he warned. “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.”

Following blowback from Republicans, the New York Democrat offered a non-apology, saying he “shouldn’t have used the words I did” while claiming conservatives were “manufacturing outrage” over the statement.

On Friday, the National Legal Policy Center filed complaints against Schumer with both the Senate Ethics Committee and New York bar.

“It strains credulity to believe that, regardless of his Brooklyn pedigree, Sen. Schumer, who is a Harvard-educated lawyer, Senator minority leader, and vocal opponent of both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, did not intend to choose the exact words he spoke as he turned and pointed to the Supreme Court behind him to further emphasize his point,” the NLPC’s complaint reads. “In short, his non-apology is a lame excuse for inexcusable conduct.”

The Landmark Legal Foundation, which is chaired by conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, also submitted a complaint to the upper chamber’s ethics panel Thursday.

“The Senate must immediately reprimand, if not censure, Sen. Schumer for his outrageous and dangerous attack on Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh,” said the complaint, alleging that the lawmaker’s comments could amount to “improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate.”

In a separate complaint, attorney Joseph Gioconda wrote to New York’s Grievance Committee for the Second Judicial District: “At a minimum, Attorney/Senator Schumer’s statements appear to be improper conduct that reflects upon his character and fitness to practice law in New York.”

Schumer’s remarks prompted a rare rebuke by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who called the New York Democrats’ threat both “inappropriate” and “dangerous.”

“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,” he said.

President Donald Trump also took aim at Schumer, calling for him to face “severe” punishment.

“This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached. Serious action MUST be taken NOW!” the president tweeted. “There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!”

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a motion last Thursday to censure Schumer, with the support of 14 other Republican senators.

“Senator Schumer has acknowledged that threatening statements can increase the dangers of violence against government officials when he stated on June 15, 2017, following the attempted murder of several elected Members of Congress, ‘We would all be wise to reflect on the importance of civility in our [N]ation’s politics’ and that ‘the level of nastiness, vitriol, and hate that has seeped into our politics must be excised,’ the resolution reads.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. I believe some one threatened Omar AND will spend one year in jail for such . WELL is it not proper for Chuck to get the same , OR is he ABOVE THE LAW . No he is not and he should not be a member of the Bar anymore and YES be removed from his seat in the Senate . if Nancy does not get behind this then lets hope nothing like this happens to us WE would be in jail before you could sneeze I AM INNOCENT

  2. If any of us wold have stated the same things, there is no doubt that I would have been in jail so fast that it would have made my head spin. So why is this politician not in Jail? Could it be because politicians create laws that they make themselves exempt from? I strongly believe that this is the case and it has to stop!

  3. WHY IS THIS S.O.B. SCHUMER NOT IN PRISON FOR HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS??!!! YOU OR I WOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN LOCKED UP IF WE HAD DONE WHAT SCHUMER HAS DONE!!!

  4. Sen. Schumer and his Democratic cronies have been screaming that no one is above the law and that the scofflaw should be prosecuted. But when they commit a “crime,” they feel that they should get a pass. The shoe is now on the other foot, Senator. You need to be held accountable for threatening SCOTUS justices.

  5. I had heard that the issue before the Supreme Court was that if a doctor was going to do an abortion, that doctor had to have admitting privleges with a local hospital. Now wouldn’t it make sense that if one is having an abortion and something goes wrong, that patient can be immediately admitted to a local hospital? Schumer should have been arrested for his threats – he probably will get away with it – just like every other dumocrap. A Republican would have been arrested, hauled away, and prosecuted. Schumer is an ass.

  6. I used to think it was hilarious when the national news channels would show governments of other countries literally throwing punches, throwing shoes, yelling and screaming at each other, etc. Well ….. we’ve just about moved up (or down) to that level- the old days when we could ACTUALLY AGREE TO DISAGREE are gone -why ? The biggest difference(s) between THEN and NOW – back 50-60 years ago we (mostly) believed in a higher being- God , we also believed having MORALS and a man’s (or woman’s) word defined their character- the old saying- ‘You’re only as good as your word ‘ . That saying has never been MORE TRUE than it is today! We sorely miss the OLD DAYS when most of us had these values- God help us all if we can’t recover these things. Parents AND Grandparents -WE should teach our CHILDREN that MORALS ,GOOD CHARACTER are ESSENTIAL in this world- Also pray that they received a good dose of COMMON SENSE as well . Don’t let these immoral so-called teachers or ‘professors’ of today infect and poison these young people with their views (communism, socialism) – look around you at what’s happening , unless we do OUR part future generations are doomed as a FREE SOCIETY . The majority of young people have NO CLUE of what Communism is or what it will do to a free society – It’s up to us to educate.

  7. He should go to Jail. I would love to see him get impeached. Let’s see him go through the same thing our president did.

  8. Ole Chuckie as you call him is an idiot and should be severely dealt with instead of just saying he has a big mouth. We should never make lite of what these asinine narcissistic bastards malfeasance.This man is upset because the Supreme Court may overturn Row v Wade. He calls it “women’s reproductive rights”. I call it murder. America needs to wake up and start doing something about these people who believe they should dictate the law.

  9. These inflammatory statements are not freedom of speech. They are against oaths of office. It’s time to DEMAND that no one can hold a high office with felony records or conduct such as this, and definitely term limits to change the people in these offices like for the same reason that diapers are changed

  10. The Republicans always bows to Democrats that is why they are above the law, don’t believe anything will happen to Chuckie.

  11. Ethic complaints what a joke. They should be charging him with threatening Federal official ( supreme court Justices). Not only one threat but two. One for each Justice.
    He should be put behind bars as you and I would be for doing the same. What is wrong with our DOJ and our legislators for allowing this to even get this far. They should of took schumbager down with in minuets of that threat.

  12. Schumer and Nancy need to pack it in and retire. Their stupidity is overwhelming and dangerous. Both have self enriched over their many many years in Congress and neither has any accomplishments to show for all their time. Nancy’s district of San Francisco is a total mess while she lives in total splendor only a short distance away. Schumer should take his spectacles and shove them. I believe AOC will be looking to replace him and the thought of that is ever more frightening than Schumer staying put. Dems are out of control and their candidates are pathetic. President Trump put them all to shame despite all their efforts to get rid of him, all of which failed from Russia collusion, to impeachment, to Ukraine, to beating Biden in November. They know it and so all they can do is try to remove him from office, because he will get four more years.

  13. 1st off
    ““Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history. From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging a war on women, all women, and they’re taking away fundamental rights,” he warned.”
    Schumer is making an incorrect statement, it’s not women’s reproductive rights that are under attack but the right to commit legal murder that is under attack.

    Now, an ethics violation, really? Good lord, just about everything that ☭Leftists☭ stand for is unethical. No, ethics violation is not going to fly here! Criminal charges need to be brought against Senator Schumer for threatening the safety, life & well being of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as well as conspiracy & or accomplice charges if any one of the ☭Leftists☭ constituents take up his words & find themselves being criminally charged.

  14. The failure of Congress and Senate to self discipline places the burden of correction firmly in the hands of voters. It is time for voters to remove those from office who want to think they can do whatever they want without discipline and correction.

  15. he is a democrat above the law and rules that everyone else has to go by that why they do this and will keep doing it only a democrat gets away with this crap

  16. The Supreme Court Justices should ask AG Barr to charge (two counts, one each for Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch) with breaking Federal Law for threatening and intimidating Federal Officials doing their jobs , which calls for Ten years of incarceration on each count among other things.

    “Threatening other officials is a Class C or D felony, usually carrying maximum penalties of 5 or 10 years under 18 U.S.C. § 875, 18 U.S.C. § 876 and other statutes, that is investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation”
    Source:18 U.S.C. § 2332b(a)(2)

  17. What a damn yawn! Y’hafta HAVE ethics to complain about those who dont. This entire tolerance of liberal Democrat TREASON, the absurd tolerance of their “impeachment”, Adam Schiff? Nadler? Y’all are a Congress of clowns! An advertisement for nice ties!
    Hillary is STILL walking! Y’cover for each others corruption.
    Ethics violation? Y’all betrayed your ethics long ago.

  18. Now anyone can launch an ethics complaint against anyone just like charging them in a court of law but that does not mean that it will go any place. Now Schumer was just saying what about 70% of the population are saying in private.
    Now if the SCOTUS makes this decision to stop abortions they will be violating the Constitution, which says no laws shall be made based on any religion, this is not a Christian country it is a Freedom of Religion or no religion country, and no matter how hard some try to keep what was here 60 years or more ago it will not stand with the majority of the population to be controlled by the minority of religious persons.

    • This has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with the right to life. Something that actually is in the declaration of independpance.

    • Wake up. The ABSCENCE of Religion is CREATING this mess. No Morals , No Values , No Tolerance, and the blame is at your feet. Why CAN’T YOU see this?

  19. Senator Schumer’s story reminds me of when my uncle reprimanded me of what I said to my older cousin years ago when I was about 15 years old. My family just joined a church w/a different religious belief. I tried to win my cousin but he just teased me and made fun of everything I said. In my frustration, I said angrily that he was CRAZY. I did not know that my uncle was listening to us and he wasn’t happy w/my attitude. He said to me, “In your excitement about your new religion, You forgot respect”. I was so embarrassed and up to now that I am already 80 years old, I feel so little & out of line.
    I don’t understand why 2 groups of politicians who promised to serve the good of all citizens will forget themselves and personally attack the other group who has a different idea of what is good. I also don’t understand why members of each group can be in unison in being different from the other party.
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    • This has been going on for centuries. Roman Senate , The Jewish Sanhedrin , and so many other examples, the least being the Sunni and the various other factions of islam , that “peaceful religion”.
      Nothing new , move on. However , with that being said , read the 5 volumes of American History by Paige Smith , and you will see my point . Now , what is egregious about today, in my opinion , “there has never been the vitriol between two parties as today” .
      The left THINKS it is okay to “run haters” out of a restaurant because someone wore a MAGA cap. Yet the vulgarity used, the double standards are lost on the left.
      An acquaintance of mine, a left leaner , stated, “I won’t believe anything the Right says, even if you gave me irrefutable evidence that they are correct” . Nuff said Snuffy.

  20. I would not expect that any action will be taken against, OLE CHUCKIE his mouth has always been larger than his brain
    and OLE Mitch has already stated he will not allow a censure vote in the Senate thats an example of one Washington political elite protecting another Washington political elite.

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