Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer Hit with Ethics Complaints for Threat to SCOTUS Justices

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) faces multiple ethics complaints for threatening Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch on the steps of the high court. Schumer declared at a Center for Reproductive Rights rally last Wednesday that the two conservative judges will “pay the price” if they vote against pro-choice advocates in a case regarding a Louisiana abortion law. “Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history. From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging a war on women, all women, and they’re taking away fundamental rights,” he warned. “I want to 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.” Following blowback from Republicans, the New York Democrat offered a non-apology, saying he “shouldn’t have used the words I did” while claiming conservatives were “manufacturing outrage” over the statement. On Friday, the National Legal Policy Center filed complaints against Schumer with both the Senate Ethics Committee and New York bar. “It strains credulity to believe that, regardless of his Brooklyn pedigree, Sen. Schumer, who is a Harvard-educated lawyer, Senator minority leader, and vocal opponent of both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, did not intend to choose the exact words he spoke as he turned and pointed to the Supreme Court behind him to further emphasize his point,” the NLPC’s complaint reads. “In short, his non-apology is a lame excuse for inexcusable conduct.” The Landmark Legal Foundation, which is chaired by conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, also submitted a complaint to the upper chamber’s ethics panel Thursday. “The Senate must immediately reprimand, if not censure, Sen. Schumer for his outrageous and dangerous attack on Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh,” said the complaint, alleging that the lawmaker’s comments could amount to “improper conduct which may reflect upon the Senate.” In a separate complaint, attorney Joseph Gioconda wrote to New York’s Grievance Committee for the Second Judicial District: “At a minimum, Attorney/Senator Schumer’s statements appear to be improper conduct that reflects upon his character and fitness to practice law in New York.” Schumer’s remarks prompted a rare rebuke by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who called the New York Democrats’ threat both “inappropriate” and “dangerous.” “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. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter,” he said. President Donald Trump also took aim at Schumer, calling for him to face “severe” punishment. “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!” the president 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!” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a motion last Thursday to censure Schumer, with the support of 14 other Republican senators. “Senator Schumer has acknowledged that threatening statements can increase the dangers of violence against government officials when he stated on June 15, 2017, following the attempted murder of several elected Members of Congress, ‘We would all be wise to reflect on the importance of civility in our [N]ation’s politics’ and that ‘the level of nastiness, vitriol, and hate that has seeped into our politics must be excised,’ the resolution reads.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is FINALLY being called to the carpet for his outrageous, and  WAY over-the-top threatening remarks he made on the steps of the Supreme Court while they were literally in session.  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is absolutely right in calling for him to be censured by the Senate, and we support his efforts and call on more Senate Republicans to sign on to his motion.  That’s the very least that happen from the Senate’s side.  And, hopefully these complaints to the NY state Bar and elsewhere will bear fruit.   Most in D.C. have grown accustomed to Chuck’s obnoxious grandstanding, and accept him for what he is; a duplicitous, hypocritical, self-serving, arrogant, obnoxious, extremely liberal, elitist blowhard who loves to talk down to the rest of us peasants over his reading glasses.   But, this time he crossed a line, and needs to be held to account.  As was mentioned in the article, he is a Harvard-educated attorney, and has been in politics for a VERY long time.  What he said on those steps he was reading…and he knew EXACTLY what he was saying.  So, the Senate, and the NY State Bar shouldn’t accept his bs and spin as he tries to dance around it.  He needs to be formally held to account and made and example of.  If you agree, the email BOTH of your U.S. Senators, and tell them you want Chuck to be censured.

Chief Justice Roberts issues rare rebuke to Schumer’s ‘dangerous’ and ‘irresponsible’ comments on Kavanaugh, Gorsuch

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts on Wednesday issued a highly unusual and forceful rebuke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calling his seemingly threatening remarks directed at Associated Justices Neal Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh “irresponsible” and dangerous.” “This morning, Senator Schumer spoke at a rally in front of the Supreme Court while a case was being argued inside,” Roberts said in an extraordinary written statement. “Senator Schumer referred to two Members of the Court by name and said he wanted to tell them that ‘You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You will not know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.'” Roberts continued: “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. All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter.” Hours earlier, at a pro-choice rally hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Schumer ominously singled out President Trump’s two Supreme Court picks. “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Schumer warned. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Video of the remarks quickly circulated on social media, with Republicans casting the comments as a clear threat against two sitting Supreme Court justices. Schumer noted that an upcoming Supreme Court case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, is the first “major” abortion case since President Trump’s court picks have been on the bench. The dispute, dealing with restrictions over who can perform abortions, involves a Louisiana law similar to one in Texas that the court ruled unconstitutional in 2016, before either Trump justice was on the Supreme Court and before conservatives held a 5-4 majority. Schumer did not explain what “price” this would be as far as the justices are concerned.

Of course he didn’t.  Chuck is just a thug and a blowhard.  See the next op/ed immediately below.  The Senate should censure Chuck for his outrageous and threatening remarks.  Jerks like him need to be held to account.  And we deserve better from our elected officials.

Opinion: Chuck Schumer Is a Thug

Speaking in defense of “fundamental rights,” Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer — who recently voted against legislation that would protect infants who survive botched abortions — stood atop the steps of the Supreme Court and said the following to a crowd of rabid supporters of legal abortion: I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have unleashed the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions. As the Senate minority leader, Schumer owes the American people clarity: What type of price will the lifetime appointees pay if they fail to rule in June Medical in the manner Schumer prefers? Who will administer the punishment? More pressing: Who, specifically, will hit them, and what, specifically, will they hit them with? And for what? Holding that a Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital does not constitute an “undue burden” as laid out in Casey? This is the language of thugs and demagogues. Schumer has time and again proven himself to be both.

Agreed..  Thanks to John Hirschauer for calling it as he sees it.  I’d add that Chuck is a self-serving, self-righteous hypocrite…and an obnoxious blowhard.  I can’t listen to his grating voice and the way he looks down his nose (over his reading glasses) at the rest of us.

Chuck Schumer votes against Trump judicial nominee…because he’s white

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced a stern rebuke from congressional colleagues for citing skin color in voting against a white federal judge nominee earlier this week. Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Wednesday that the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a white lawyer who is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Greenville, S.C., “speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary.” He complained that many of Trump’s nominees have been white males. He also complained that Republicans previously held up two black judges nominated under the Obama administration for the position— which The Post and Courier notes has long been vacant. “It is long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents,” Schumer said. “Having a diversity of views and experience on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.” The senator said that with Quattlebaum’s nomination, the Trump administration was “taking a giant step backwards” in terms of diversity. Quattlebaum was ultimately confirmed to the district judgeship on Thursday, 69-29. Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, slammed Schumer for his statements. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday it was actually Schumer’s vote against Quattlebaum that was “a massive step backward.” While Schumer “is not a racist,” Graham tweeted, “this was an absolutely shameful reason to vote against a very qualified nominee like Marvin Quattlebaum.” He added, “Voting against a highly qualified nominee because of the color of his skin does nothing to bring our country and nation together.” Sen. Tim Scott, also a Republican serving South Carolina and the GOP’s sole black senator, tweeted, “Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina.” Schumer asserted that the only reason Quattlebaum was nominated for the unoccupied position was because the state’s Republican senators didn’t return their “blue slips” — a blue form used by senators to voice approval or disapproval for a home state nominee — for Obama nominees Alison Lee and Don Beatty in 2013. Democrats have said that Republicans used blue slips to block about 18 of Obama’s nominations, arguing the denial of a hearing for a nominee without two blue slips was fine with Republicans then. Democrats said the policy shouldn’t change just because the person who sits in the White House is different. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., countered on Twitter that Lee’s nomination “was withdrawn because of a significant bond issue” and Beatty eventually was appointed as the Chief Justice of the state’s Supreme Court.

And who, exactly is the real racist here?  Exactly…  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is notorious for shamelessly playing the race card.  Looks like it may have backfired just a little this time..  Regardless, another very qualified Trump nominee has been confirmed, despite the outrageous, hypocritical, and offensive political posturing by Chuck Schumer.  Congrats to this new judge!

Donald Trump Blasts ‘Head Clown’ Chuck Schumer For Blocking Obamacare Replacement

President-elect Donald Trump is mocking Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his press conference supporting Obamacare on Wednesday. “The Democrats, lead [sic] by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in,” Trump wrote on Twitter this morning. “Instead of working to fix it, they do the typical political thing and BLAME.” Trump called Obamacare “a lie from the beginning,” specifically citing Democrat promises that people could keep their doctors and keep their existing health care plans. “It is time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works – much less expensive & FAR BETTER!” he concluded. Schumer and congressional Democrats met with President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss the importance of blocking Republican efforts to repeal the law. During a press conference, Schumer denounced Republicans for trying to repeal the law and vowed that they would not help them replace it. “The Republican plan to cut health care wouldn’t make America great again, it would make America sick again and lead to chaos instead of affordable care,” Schumer said.

Trump is spot on here.  And, sore loser Chuckie has the nerve to stick his chest out and protest how he won’t support any effort that improves healthcare legislation in this country, when Obamacare was passed without a single Republican vote.  It was rammed down our country’s throat…and it’s been a disaster.

Newt: If You Look at What Happened to Jeb and Hillary, Schumer Should Be Worried if Trump Takes Him On

Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer against opposing President-elect Donald Trump too strongly because Schumer could face an outcome of what previous Trump opponents Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have. “Schumer and Trump have known each other for many, many years,” Gingrich said. “And I think that the president frankly wants to shrink him and I would say to Sen. Schumer, if you look what happened to Jeb Bush, if you look what happened to Hillary Clinton, you should be very worried if Donald Trump decides to focus on you because so far the track record is pretty good. He can define you a lot better than you can define him.”

Agreed!!  Well said, Mr. Speaker!

Sen. Schumer: ‘Democrats Must Embrace Government’

New York senator Chuck Schumer will head to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to tell Democrats to “embrace government.”

Hey, at least ol’ Chuckie is being honest.  And, I really hope that’s exactly what the DNC and the rest of the Democrat party hierarchy really tries to push.  After all, government is inherently bureaucratic, inefficient, ridiculously expensive, and wasteful.  In short, with VERY few exceptions, it doesn’t work.  Our founding fathers knew this, and that is why there is the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which essentially says that unless the Constitution very specifically authorizes the federal government to do something, that it shall be left to the states to decide how or even if they want to have a role in it.  For example, there is NOTHING in the Constitution authorizing the federal government a role in public education.  Therefore, the U.S. Dept of Education’s very existence is unconstitutional.  Up until the 1970s it didn’t even exist. It was a creation of former Pres. Jimmy Carter (a Dem, of course).  Ironically, ever since its creation, public education in this country has gone down…while the amount of money (i.e. tax dollars) has gone way up; not a very good/wise trade off.  And look at Obamacare..another breathtaking example of government waste, failure, and fraud.  There is NOTHING in the U.S. Constitution authorizing the federal government a role in health insurance, or health care.  And yet, we have Obamacare somehow; a bloated, inefficient, outrageously expensive  monstrosity that is costing we-the-taxpayer billions, and perhaps trillions a decade from now.  Per that pesky 10th Amendment, healthcare should more appropriately be something the different states should wrestle with; NOT the federal government.  But, we have a liberal Democrat President who is nothing short of socialist.  And, as a socialist, he thinks that the answers to every problem can be best addressed by the federal government (i.e. central planning).  Its also why he likes to meddle in state issues.

Again, if the DNC and the rest of the Dems want to put their faith in government, and make that their next campaign…then the GOP needs to show very clearly the failures of government, and put faces on those failures.  If they do, then the 2016 election will be very similar to 2014’s.