Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is preparing to introduce a motion to censure Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over apparent threats he made against Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday.
While speaking at the rally hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Schumer warned Justices Gorsuch & Kavanaugh they will “pay the price” depending on how they will side on June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, which is the first “major” abortion case since President Trump’s court picks have been on the bench, according to Fox News.
“I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Senator Schumer warned. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
The New York Democrat also said the pair “won’t know what hit you” if they side in a way that hurts abortion access in a case before the court Wednesday.
Senator Hawley called Schumer’s remarks “disgusting, shameful and frankly, WEAK” before announcing his plan to introduce a motion to censure.
“Now @chuckschumer is threatening Supreme Court Justices personally, to the point of implying their physical safety is endangered. Disgusting, shameful, and frankly, WEAK,” Sen. Hawley tweeted.
“I would call on Schumer to apologize, but we all know he has no shame,” he added. “So tomorrow I will introduce a motion to censure Schumer for his pathetic attempt at intimidation of #SupremeCourt.” See Below
Senator Hawley Announces His Plan To Introduce A Motion To Censure Sen. Schumer
I would call on Schumer to apologize, but we all know he has no shame. So tomorrow I will introduce a motion to censure Schumer for his pathetic attempt at intimidation of #SupremeCourt
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 5, 2020