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Josh Hawley to File for Censure of Chuck Schumer Over Supreme Court Threats

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced Wednesday night he plans to file a censure motion against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for threats he made against Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh at a pro-choice rally in front of the Court as inside the justices heard arguments on a Louisiana abortion law case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo.

Schumer said, “I want to tell you Gorsuch! And 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…”

Hawley posted about his intentions in response to Chief Justice John Roberts issuing a statement condemning Schumer’s threats.

“Now @chuckschumer is threatening Supreme Court Justices personally, to the point of implying their physical safety is endangered. Disgusting, shameful, and frankly, WEAK…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 of #SupremeCourt”

The Hill cited a Senate history page to report only nine senators have been censured 1789.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) condemned Schumer, saying, “I agree with Chief Justice Roberts. These statements by Senator Schumer are outrageous.”

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) criticized Schumer, “A reprehensible threat from Senator Schumer is followed by a laughably illogical prevarication. What ever happened to truth and a simple apology?”

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), “Some days you think the atmosphere in Washington can’t get more divided. Unfortunately, Senator Schumer’s comments today were not only divisive, but dangerous. We have to be better than this. Bravo Chief Justice Roberts.”

President Trump added to his earlier condemnation of Schumer with remarks to Sean Hannity Wednesday night.

For those who haven’t seen it yet:

Screen shots, text and video of Schumer’s statements made at a rally at the Supreme Court organized by the Center for Reproductive Rights Wednesday morning:

Schumer gives the thumbs down as he mentions Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Schumer turns and points at the Supreme Court building behind him and menacingly screams as he shakes his fist:

“I want to tell you Gorsuch! And 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…”

Video clip posted to YouTube by the RNC:

Version posted to Twitter by MRC Latino’s Jorge Bonilla:

Schumer prefaced his threat noting the case being heard Wednesday was the first major abortion rights case taken up by the Court since Gorsuch and Kavanaugh joined the bench.

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