Thursday, April 23, 2020

Schumer's SCOTUS Threats Should Place Him on 'Red Flag' List, Gun Rights Leader Says

               When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatened Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, he forfeited his right to purchase a firearm according to New York's red flag law, a gun rights advocated argues. Gun Owners of America (GOA) Senior Vice President Eric Pratt wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.), urging the governor to demonstrate his commitment to equally applying the law by enforcing it against Schumer.

"If you are serious about the law that you signed, and if you believe that it should apply to the ruling class as well as those ruled, then will the nation soon see reports that you will be directing an appropriate official to seek a red flag order against Senator Schumer?" Pratt asked in the letter sent Friday.

On Wednesday, Schumer warned Gorsuch and Kavanaugh that "you will pay the price" if they rule that the State of Louisiana can require abortion clinics to meet certain health and safety standards in order to operate. "You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."

Chief Justice John Roberts condemned this threat, saying "threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous." Schumer spokesman Justin Goodman claimed that the senator was merely referring "to the political price Senate Republicans will pay for putting these justices on the court," accusing Roberts of having misinterpreted Schumer's remarks. However, the senator directly warned Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, not Senate Republicans.

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