Moments ago, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) tweeted:
I just dropped a resolution to condemn Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his recent threats towards U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Per TheHill, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) introduced a resolution on Thursday to formally condemn Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) over his remarks that two Supreme Court justices would “pay the price” for their decisions on an abortion rights case.
Schumer’s comments, made during a rally outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday before justices heard arguments over a Louisiana abortion law, sparked outrage from Republicans, who called the remarks a threat.
“Minority Leader Schumer is the leader of his conference, and, while he may offer public criticism about decisions with which he disagrees, he should not use rhetoric that is threatening and intimidating towards members of our independent judiciary,” Biggs said in a statement to The Hill.
“Even after he was called out by many of his own colleagues and the Chief Justice, Leader Schumer would not apologize for his threats. I am introducing this resolution today to send a message that this threatening rhetoric has no place in the U.S. Congress — especially from a leader of one of our parties. I hope my colleagues will join me on this resolution.”
The resolution argues Schumer should be held to a higher standard due to his position in leadership and says the comments are in “direct conflict with the Constitutional process by which cases are deliberated and verdicts are issued by the U.S. Supreme Court” and “do not contribute anything positive to the public dialogue.”
“I want to tell you, Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh and Justice [Neil] Gorsuch, you have unleashed a whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said on Wednesday during the rally. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”