Trump Says Schumer “must pay a severe price” for “threatening” Gorsuch and Kavanaugh

President Trump has responded to the firestorm caused by Chuck Schumer declaring “I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price.”

Trump tweeted:

There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!

Trump also shared the video of the event and added:

This is a direct & dangerous threat to the U.S. Supreme Court by Schumer. If a Republican did this, he or she would be arrested, or impeached.

Serious action MUST be taken NOW!

Per Fox News, in a phone interview on “Hannity”, the president compared Schumer’s remarks to the “parody” of his July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky orated by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., during a congressional hearing last year.

Trump told Hannity that he had wanted to sue Schiff, but was told the Democratic lawmaker was immune from any litigation.

“Schumer did it outside on the streets in front of a rough crowd,” Trump noted. “It was a disgrace to the Supreme Court and to the U.S. Senate.”

“As far as Schumer is concerned, it was a terrible thing he said. I was amazed by it and if that were a Republican you would see really bad things happening,” the president went on. “It is very unequal justice, and it is a disgrace that he was able to say something like that.”

“He wasn’t shielded by the halls of Congress like Schiff was when he lied about my phone call,” the president continued.