Senate Majority Chuck Schumer is taking heat for unearthed statements encouraging harm against supreme court members, such as Brett Kavanaugh, in retribution for legislation the left disagrees with.
A man armed with a pistol, a knife and other weapons was arrested near the Maryland home of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh early Wednesday after he said he traveled from California to kill the Supreme Court justice
Following this many conservatives are pointing to statements made by liberal legislature like this one made by Schumer: “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.”
This video of Schumer started an outpour of comments from Republican leaders calling for discipline on the Senator.
Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri gave his thoughts on Schumer’s rhetoric:
I wonder if Chuck Schumer is still proud of personally threatening Supreme Court Justices now that people with guns are showing up at their houses to kill them.
Senator from Iowa Chuck Grassley also took issue with the comments:
Democrat Ldr Schumer said justices wld “pay the price” on steps of Supreme Court if they didn’t rule how he wanted. 2day person was arrested who wanted to kill a Justice bc of how court might rule. Leaders must weigh their words more carefully esp when they might incite violence
Ted Cruz from Texas joined:
The Biden admin encouraged protests outside of justices’ homes. Schumer threatened: “You have released the whirlwind & you will pay the price!”Now a would-be assassin went to the home of a Supreme Court Justice. Biden and the Dems need to stop their irresponsible and incendiary rhetoric on Roe and condemn the violence coming from their supporters.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, was carrying a gun, ammunition, a knife, pepper spray, a screwdriver, zip ties, and other gear when he was arrested by Montgomery County Police Department officers in the early morning hours Wednesday, according to a criminal complaint.
The suspect was charged with one count of attempting to murder or kidnap a US judge, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. According to court documents, Roske told investigators that he “began thinking about how to give his life purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice.”
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