• Schumer’s Violent Pro-Abortion Rhetoric Reflects the Violence of the Act Itself

    Surge Summary: The explosive, violent rhetoric lobbed by Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer outside the Supreme Court Wednesday against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh as they are poised to consider an abortion case is of a kind with the violence inherent in the act of abortion itself. Where’s condemnation from the political Left of Schumer’s raging statements? Instead, largely: silence.

    Schumer’s Supreme Slander

    We’ve noted for some time now that Bernie Sanders is really not that radical or out of the mainstream of his party.  Polling has consistently shown that Democrats are increasingly lurching to the left and embracing socialism.  (Here and here.)  What makes Sanders different is that he’s honest about just how radical the left has become.

    Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer proved that outside of the Supreme Court [Wednesday].  Here’s what he said:

    “I want to tell you, Gorsuch. 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 [to protect life].”

    This was too much for the American Bar Association, which is dominated by the left.  The ABA blasted Schumer for “threatening two sitting justices of the U.S. Supreme Court over their upcoming votes in a pending case.”  The statement added that such threats “challenge the independence of the judiciary” and are “never acceptable.”

    Chief Justice John Roberts, who has been shifting toward the center-left, was so concerned about Schumer’s “threatening statements” that he issued a very rare public rebuke, denouncing Schumer’s comments as “inappropriate” and “dangerous.”

    Roberts is right.  It was a very dangerous moment.  The demonstrators outside the court were already acting like a mob before Schumer’s incendiary remarks.

    In recent years, Supreme Court justices have been assigned additional security.  No doubt you recall just how contentious Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was, largely because of outrageous rhetoric like Schumer just used.

    Leftist mobs roamed the streets of Washington and physically attacked Kavanaugh’s supporters.  Christian women who went to Capitol Hill to pray during the hearings were assaulted.  After his confirmation, protestors attempted to storm the court itself.

    Schumer and his staff did not back down [Wednesday].  They doubled down and lied, suggesting that Schumer was referring to Republican senators, even though he specifically named two justices and warned that they would “pay the price.”

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned Schumer’s comments this morning on the Senate floor.  McConnell recounted the growing history of left-wing violence, including the mass assassination attempt that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise.

    When Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib say something that is completely beyond the pale, the left and its media allies defend them by suggesting they are young and inexperienced.

    You can’t say that about Schumer.  He is a senior leader of the Democrat Party and the leader of Senate Democrats. His staff is made up of seasoned professionals.

    On the Senate floor today, Schumer expressed regret over his choice of words.  But according to Reuters, he “seemed to stop short of a full apology.”

    Violent & Silence

    The violence during the Kavanaugh confirmation process and the violence that Schumer was clearly threatening [Wednesday] is totally consistent with the violence of abortion itself.

    When someone is operated on to remove a cancerous tumor, that is not an act of violence.  It is an act of mercy to save a person’s life.  Abortion is always an act of violence involving the use of caustic chemicals or piercing and cutting instruments to destroy a human being when it is most defenseless.

    Leftists rail against gun ownership.  But the pro-abortion feminist movement justifies far more taking of innocent human life than those killed through “gun violence” every year.

    Meanwhile, the left’s silence is deafening.  To their credit, ABC and CBS did report on Schumer’s extraordinary outburst.  But NBC did not say one word.  Most Democrat politicians are silent too.

    Will any reporter today demand that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders condemn Schumer’s rhetoric?  I’m not holding my breath.

    Needless to say, it is impossible to describe the political crisis conservatives and pro-life advocates would be facing this morning if Donald Trump, Mike Pence or Mitch McConnell had stood outside the Supreme Court and similarly threatened Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor over their votes to continue abortion on demand.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By I, DavidShankbone, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2301835

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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