According to a new report from FoxNews, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will call out Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on the Senate floor Thursday morning for his controversial warning a day earlier that Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would “pay the price” for decisions in abortion cases, Fox News has learned.
Liberal Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe took the conservative Roberts’ side, calling Schumer’s words “inexcusable.” He said Roberts was correct to say something and hoped that Schumer would apologize.
These remarks by @SenSchumer were inexcusable. Chief Justice Roberts was right to call him on his comments. I hope the Senator, whom I’ve long admired and consider a friend, apologizes and takes back his implicit threat. It’s beneath him and his office.
Schumer spokesperson Justin Goodman has issued a statement firing back at Chief Justice Roberts, who issued a rebuke of Schumer’s comments directed at Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch.
Sen. Schumer’s comments were a reference to the political price Senate Republicans will pay for putting these justices on the court, and a warning that the justices will unleash a major grassroots movement on the issue of reproductive rights against the decision.
For Justice Roberts to follow the right wing’s deliberate misinterpretation of what Sen. Schumer said, while remaining silent when President Trump attacked Justices Sotomayor and Ginsberg last week, shows Justice Roberts does not just call balls and strikes.
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