Democrat Sara Gideon must immediately condemn Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer’s disturbing and highly inappropriate threats against Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Yesterday at a rally on the steps of the Supreme Court, Schumer said: “I want tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a highly unusual and pointed statement in response, saying: “Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.”
Even other Democrats and members of the media have called Schumer’s attack “inexcusable,” “dangerous,” and “out of line.” Senator Susan Collins immediately condemned the attack, calling it “outrageous.”
Sara Gideon is backed by the Schumer-funded DSCC and Senate Majority PAC and Majority Forward, who is currently spending in Maine to attack Gideon’s opponent.
It’s time Gideon found the courage to stand up to Chuck Schumer and denounce this attack as beyond the pale.