Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he regrets using language about two Supreme Court justices that many said could incite violence.
At issue, were comments Schumer made on Wednesday outside the Supreme Court the same day the justices heard an abortion case involving a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
Pro-choice groups fear the case could lead to the dismantling of Roe v. Wade.
Schumer, a Democrat from New York, on Wednesday called out President Trump’s two Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
“I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh – you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price,” Schumer said at a rally outside the court. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Chief Justice John Roberts, in a rare rebuke of a political figure, issued a statement about Schumer’s comments.
“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 written statement. “All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.”
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Source: Christian Headlines