I was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to discuss the Senate Minority Leader’s bizarre rhetoric against two Supreme Court Justices at a pro-abortion rally yesterday:
“Sen. Schumer’s comments were a reference to the political price Senate Republicans will pay for putting these justices on the court, and a warning that the justices will unleash a major grassroots movement on the issue of reproductive rights against the decision,” Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman said in a statement.
The Senate? Please. Schumer didn’t name senators, he named specific justices. Schumer isn’t this dumb nor should he assume the electorate is by treating us as such with this ridiculous lie. Democrats’ language on how Republicans will kill Americans over health care, for instance, clearly didn’t sit well with some. We’ve seen members of the left destroy private property and assault people over red hats with barely a condemnation from Democrats’ select enablers. While I caution conservatives and Republicans to not blame words for the actions of unhinged people, that a senior Democrat party leader said this in front of a screaming mob assembled before the Supreme Court is incredibly significant.
Will McConnell censure? Will Democrats prove consistent on their subjective rules on rhetoric? I asked this very question last night:
Unless the left acknowledges their rules on rhetoric are maliciously one-sided and self-serving, I see no reason to make them easy in their hypocrisy.
UPDATE: Of course Schumer doubled down:
.@SenSchumer: "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." pic.twitter.com/3pXSJdqIK2
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 5, 2020
“Manufacturing outrage?” He specifically named two SCOTUS justices. Zero accountability. I’ll discuss this on air today beginning at 12pm CT.