More than a dozen Republican senators move to censure Schumer

15 GOP Senators, led by Josh Hawley have sponsored a resolution to censure Chuck Schumer.

The team of 15 are:

Josh Hawley (R-MO)
Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT)
Mike Braun (R-IN)
Rick Scott (R-FL)
Thom Tillis (R-NC)
Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)
Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Ben Sasse (R-NE)
Joni Ernst (R-IA)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)
David Perdue (R-GA)
Tim Scott (R-SC)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Martha McSally (R-AZ)

The resolution includes a passage that says:

Senator Schumer has acknowledged that threatening statements can increase the dangers of violence against government officials when he stated on June 15, 2017, following the attempted murder of several elected Members of Congress, ‘We would all be wise to reflect on the importance of civility in our [N]ation’s politics’ and that ‘the level of nastiness, vitriol, and hate that has seeped into our politics must be excised.’

WashingtonTimes reports a group of Republican senators introduced a resolution Thursday to formally rebuke Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer over his threatening rhetoric against two Trump-appointed Supreme Court justices.

Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican, sponsored a motion to censure the New Yorker, calling on senators to respect the independence of the judiciary. Censure is a formal reprimand condemning the remarks.

Mr. Hawley told reporters he “hopes” his motion will get a vote, but Majority Whip John Thune, South Dakota Republican, said it would first have to move through committee.

“Our members are going to continue to point out that this is what you get if you get a Democratic majority,” Mr. Thune said. “They are going to want to reshape the court. They have talked openly about adding seats to the Supreme Court, so I think it will be something our members will probably address that way.”

The back-and-forth between Republicans and Mr. Schumer began after the New York Democrat rallied pro-choice activists outside the Supreme Court Wednesday while the justices heard arguments over a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Critics of the law say it is only aimed at burdening a woman’s access to abortion.

Directing his comments to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Mr. Schumer said, “You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”