Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has recently come to the conclusion that threatening people, particularly Supreme Court Justices, might just be a wrong course of action and something that he ought to apologize for.
Much of the thought process that went into coming to this conclusion was no doubt inspired by the fact that people on both sides of the political spectrum were dropping hammers on him from all around, including one senator who filed a censure against Schumer.
Guess a little pressure applied properly to the right joints helps a man see more clearly.
Here’s more on this from the Washington Examiner:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer backed down from an apparent threat against Supreme Court justices but said his words were aimed at Republicans and “public opinion” related to the high court’s decisions on reproductive rights.
“Of course, I didn’t intend to suggest anything other than political and public opinion consequences for the Supreme Court,” Schumer said during a Senate floor speech on Thursday. “I shouldn’t have used the words I did, but in no way was I making a threat. I would never do such a thing.”
The New York Democrat accused the GOP of a “gross distortion” of his words by characterizing them as a threat.
“I’m from Brooklyn,” he said. “We speak in strong language.”
There’s nothing wrong with speaking in “strong language.” However, a threat is not strong language. It’s a threat. What he said could’ve really done some damage. Sure, Schumer himself is highly unlikely to do anything to jeopardize the safety of the justices he attacked in his speech during the pro-choice rally.
However, we’ve seen in the past that there are a lot of unstable individuals in the liberal movement who might take Schumer’s words very literally and make a choice that will alter their lives forever.
Don’t think it can happen?
Remember Rep. Steve Scalise? Need I say more?
Scalise was shot by a radical Bernie Sanders supporter during practice for a congressional baseball game. With guys like that running around, you can’t afford to use “strong language” that might interpret these words as more than a suggestion.
Here’s to hoping Chuck’s truly learned his lesson.