Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is facing intense backlash after he threatened two Supreme Court Justices — Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch — during an abortion rally.
While delivering remarks in front of the Supreme Court building, Schumer called out both of President Donald Trump’s nominees and said they’ll “pay the price” if they take a legal position he doesn’t like in a case addressing the credentialing of doctors who perform abortions.
Now, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has proposed the perfect punishment for Schumer.
“I don’t say this lightly, but Minority Leader Chuck Schumer MUST be censured for threatening Justices by name on the steps of #SCOTUS,” Cruz tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Before the proposal to censure, Cruz noted that he thinks Schumer committed “judicial intimidation” against Trump’s confirmed nominees.
“That is an unambiguous threat. Now, whether it’s a threat of political retribution, or something even worse, that’s not clear. But whatever it is, it’s judicial intimidation,” Cruz said, adding that he believes the comments are unacceptable. “The Senate should seriously consider taking disciplinary steps. When you have the leader of one of the two parties going to the steps of the Supreme Court, threatening and trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices, that undermines the rule of law, it undermines the judiciary, and it’s just flat-out wrong.”
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