Didn’t Chuck Schumer learn anything from the failed impeachment attempt?
Instead of making threats and attempting to politicize everything, follow President Trump’s lead and focus on serving the American people!
Today, less than a week since Schumer threated Supreme Court justices, the drumbeat of calls to censure him have grown even louder.
But it’s not just law makers: a group of black pastors have started a petition to urge Congress to take action against Schumer.
More details on the ethics complaints against Schumer below:
Ethics complaints have officially been filed against Schumer in the state of New York.
The complaints were sent to three different grievance committees.
The National Legal Policy Center as well as the Landmark Legal Foundation both submitted complaints to the Senate Ethics Committee and the New York bar.
The NY Post has more details on the ethics complaints against Schumer:
The New York State Republican Party is filing a complaint against US Sen. Chuck Schumer for making “unprecedented threats” against two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy will lodge his complaint with the state disciplinary panels in the New York Court system that oversees the conduct of licensed lawyers.
Schumer, a lawyer, is a member of the Bar Association.
The Senate minority leader was fiercely criticized by Chief Justice John Roberts and President Trump for claiming the two justices would “pay the price” and wouldn’t “know what hit you” if they ruled against abortion rights.
Langworthy — in a letter sent to the three different New York State Grievance Committees of the Appellate Division — said the threats violated three different rules of professional conduct governing lawyers.
“The off the cuff but from prepared remarks, targeted these two justices by name with incendiary threats that they would ‘pay the price’ and ‘won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions’,” wrote in the complaint, which was obtained by The Post.
“Senator Schumer’s statements were so out of line that they drew a strong rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts who took the unusual step of publicly condemning him,” Langworthy said.
Many are calling on the Department of Justice to take action as well.
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch released the following statement on Twitter:
But that's not all.
Fourteen Republican Senators have introduced a bill to censure Schumer.
The Senators appear to be taking the President's lead.
According to Breitbart, the motion was introduced by Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri:
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.
Black pastors are also alarmed by Schumer's comments and the tone it sets for the national stage.
A group of black pastors have started a petition for congress to censure the Senate Minority Leader.
In all of American history, only 9 U.S. Senators have been censured.
If these complaints move foward, Schumer would become the 10th U.S. Senator to be censured.
Fox News has more on the ongoing petition:
A group of black pastors has started a petition to urge Congress to censure Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., over his remarks about two Supreme Court justices last week.
Schumer has been under fire from Republicans and some Democrats for comments aimed at conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh during a pro-choice rally that many perceived to be threats.
"Those remarks, made during a rally at the Supreme Court on a pending case, were clearly intended to influence the decision on that case," a petition from the Coalition of African American Pastors addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reads. "This behavior is an affront to the dignity of the U.S. Senate. It perpetuates a sense of division in our nation and encourages radicals to approach political disagreements as a forum for violent action."
Many fear that if Schumer is not censured, it will empower Democrats to continue making threats towards Republican leaders and voters.
Democrats need to learn that actions have consequences!
This was not a gaffe. Schumer intentionally made the threatening comments before doubling down on them... and then eventually apologizing.
It's clear Schumer knew exactly what he was saying.