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What price will Justices Gorsuch and/or Kavanaugh have to pay?

Asked by josie (30457points) 3 weeks ago

Sen Chuck Shumer, referencing another SC review of an abortion ruling, said the following-
“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.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/politics/schumer-roberts-threats-supreme-court/index.html

Forget about the fact that he did not address them as Justice (Shumer likes to be called Senator BTW)
You can’t fire them. They aren’t elected. I suppose you might impeach them, but you know how that goes.

So just what is that price that they might pay?

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Patty_Melt's avatar

My phone is refusing to bite into your food for thought. It won’t take the link.

I suppose he is threatening to tell their mommies?
Maybe he will get big guys to make them eat worms.

mazingerz88's avatar

If and when Dems got majority enough to make it so…raise the number of SC judges.

Not sure why Schumer is being mean to Kavanaugh, wasn’t it only Gorsuch that got the seat that MaConnell stole from Garland?

KNOWITALL's avatar

It’s all about a ruling on a case about abortion and regulating safety for them. Some Dems and Reps feel it’s an attack on Roe v Wade. To me, it’s saying states do have the right to enforce hospital privelages, inspections, etc…

They can do nothing, unless they get Hillary to take care of them. Haha.

gondwanalon's avatar

Sounds like a threat.

Yellowdog's avatar

The price is eighteen dollars and 50 cents, or $9.25 each.

zenvelo's avatar

Same as Ginsburg and Sotomayor will pay for pissing off Trump.

SavoirFaire's avatar

The underlying accusation is that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are political operatives rather than impartial judges. The price to pay, then, is a shift in the political winds (e.g., the Democrats taking the presidency and/or the Senate in November). His meaning is pretty clear from the full text of the speech, but it was an incredibly stupid thing to say—especially in the soundbite circus we live in.

elbanditoroso's avatar

The underlying point here is that Roberts was perfectly comfortable with President Trump criticizing two liberal justices by name, but when Schumer criticizes two conservative justices, Roberts has a fit.

Hypocrisy. Rank partisan politics. Except that the judiciary is supposed to be non-partisan.

So much for the United States.

Demosthenes's avatar

The Supreme Court is becoming a partisan joke. We might as well have 10 justices, 5 from each party, and they should be elected and nothing will ever get done. That way they mirror the rest of our government. :)

And Roberts did once rebuke Trump for using the term “Obama judge”.

kritiper's avatar

Ridicule by the masses out in public, away from the confines and protection of the court.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Demosthenes And so why do you think Roberts didn’t say anything after trump’s latest comment on Ginsberg and Mayor?

Yellowdog's avatar

Criticism, namecalling, and insults are one thing. Threats are an altogether different category. Under normal circumstances, an attorney would be disbarred.

Threats, intimidation , interference should be dealt with to the fullest extent.

seawulf575's avatar

It is a plain and simple threat against their safety. Schumer should be charged with threatening SCOTUS justices. He is plainly trying to incite people to take actions against them or their families.

stanleybmanly's avatar

That’s ridiculous. He hasn’t threatened anyone, nor encouraged retribution. Besides, it’s the right that is thus far prone to violence and threats. He is merely playing to his base which is good and pissed. Very Trump like of him wouldn’t you say?

Demosthenes's avatar

@mazingerz88 I think that these comments were perceived as threats in a way that Trump’s comments were not. No, I’m not going for the hysterical interpretation that Schumer is calling on people to murder Kavanaugh/Gorsuch’s family, but it went a bit beyond criticizing/insulting, hence why Roberts spoke up. He spoke up about “Obama judge” as well because Trump’s characterization of judges as beholden to presidents is simply wrong and it’s important for the American people to not believe that it’s true.

Yellowdog's avatar

We have seen what was done to Kavanaugh—who is not even particularly conservative.

No one doubts that Schumer and his massive mobs will carry out their threats and drag their families through accusations and scandal at every newsbreak through every sham partisian impeachment hearing and trial if they do not do his bidding.

In Schumer’s own words, they have unleashed a whirlwind. They will hit back hard. They and their entire families won’t know what hit them.

Yes, its a threat. We’ve already seen, for almost four years, what the mobs can do—destroying lives, reputations, careers, and families. It’s not an empty threat. And no one doubts that they will do it,

zenvelo's avatar

”....We’ve already seen, for almost four years, what the mobs can do—destroying lives, reputations, careers, and families”

Yes, such as attacking people of integrity like James Comey, Peter Strzok, Robert Mueller, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor…

Yellowdog's avatar

Every one of the people you named was involved in a fraudulent investigation into ‘Russian Collusion.’ Several of them (Comey, Strzok) had criminal referrals against them by the Inspector General Michael Horowitz for lack of candor (lying) and FISA abuse. How can you call these people of integrity?

And, unlike Kavenaugh, nothing was done to them.

stanleybmanly's avatar

There was nothing fraudulent in whichever investigation you care to name, and the resulting convictions from those investigations are the proof of it. More to the point, the much ballyhooed but nonexistent Russian collusion exoneration is being shredded as we write through the prosecutions of Parnas and Fruman. When there is a single indictment against any one of the individuals you and that spineless turd defame with impunity, perhaps the 2 of you will have some semblance of a case. Meantime, it is little beyond smoke & mirror bullshit.

mazingerz88's avatar

No Russian collusion delusion.

Irukandji's avatar

“For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”
(Hosea 8:7, KJV)

“You sowed the wind for decades to come. I fear that the whole country will reap the whirlwind.”
(Brett Kavanaugh, 27 September 2018)

“You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price.”
(Chuck Schumer, 4 March 2020)

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