Thursday, March 5, 2020

Free Manure

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admonished Senate Minority Leader Cuck Schemer on the Senate floor Thursday morning for comments he made about Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. 

“By now, many already know what the Democratic leader shouted outside the Supreme Court yesterday morning. I'm sorry to have to read it into the record.”

“First, he prompted a crowd of left-wing activists to boo two of the Associate Justices, as though Supreme Court Justices were professional athletes and Senator Schumer were jeering from the stands.”

“And then the senior senator from New York said this: ‘I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you've released a whirlwind, and you -- you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions,’ end quote.”

"Contrary to what the Democratic leader has since tried to claim, he very clearly was not addressing Republican lawmakers or anybody else. He literally directed the statement to the justices, by name and he said, quote, 'if you go forward with these awful decisions,' which could only apply to the court itself. The minority leader of the United States Senate threatened two associate justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Period. There's no other way to interpret that."

McConnell went on to claim that "those kinds of threats are sadly nothing new from Senate Democrats."

"If any American had these words shouted at them from a sidewalk outside their office, they would hear those threats as personal and most likely they would hear them as threatening or inciting violence."

He closed his eight-and-a-half minute speech by declaring that Republicans "are absolutely and unshakably committed to the core constitutional principle of an independent federal judiciary."

"As long as this majority holds the gavel, we will never let the Minority Leader’s dangerous views become policy," McConnell said. "This majority will ensure the only casualties of this recklessness are the reputations of those who engage in it."

A short time later, Schumer defended himself, denying any intention to threaten: “I’m from Brooklyn, we speak in strong language,” Schumer said. “I shouldn’t have used the words I did, but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never would do such a thing. And Leader McConnell knows that, and Republicans who are busy manufacturing outrage over these comments know that too.”

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