“Threatening the Supreme Court has become something of a required public exhibition of faith for Democrats”
United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) seemed to threaten violence during a recent interview on the Dobbs v. Jackson abortion case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
For months, we’ve heard Democrats smear Trump supporters and other Republicans as domestic terrorists. Does threatening the Supreme Court with “revolution” qualify as an example?
Ronn Blitzer reports at FOX News:
Dem senator warns Supreme Court of ‘revolution’ if Roe v. Wade is overturned
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., issued a warning to the Supreme Court days before oral arguments in a potential landmark abortion case, claiming that a “revolution” will take place if the high court overturns existing precedent.
During a virtual event Monday featuring New Hampshire’s entire House and Senate delegation, WMUR reporter Adam Sexton had asked if public debate over abortion had “muted” due to many people in the U.S. only knowing life post-Roe v. Wade. Shaheen asserted that nothing would be muted about the reaction to a possible overturning of that decision.
“I hope the Supreme Court is listening to the people of the United States because – to go back to Adam Sexton’s question – I think if you want to see a revolution go ahead, outlaw Roe v. Wade and see what the response is of the public, particularly young people,” Shaheen said toward the end of the event. “Because I think that will not be acceptable to young women or young men.”
The Supreme Court’s current makeup – a 6-3 majority of justices appointed by Republicans – has led to speculation that they might overturn Roe v. Wade, which recognized a right to get an abortion before a fetus is viable, generally about 23 or 24 weeks into pregnancy. Wednesday’s case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, centers on a Mississippi law that clearly challenges Roe by banning abortion after 15 weeks.
Here’s the video:
.@SenatorShaheen on new abortion restrictions going into effect in N.H. & the upcoming Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case: "I think if you want to see a revolution, go ahead, outlaw Roe v. Wade and see what the response is…" #NHPolitics #WMUR pic.twitter.com/O7weoVuOSk
— Adam Sexton (@AdamSextonWMUR) November 29, 2021
Does Senator Shaheen even hear herself?
This is the Democrat way. Do as we tell you, or we will destroy this country with revolution. Rule of law has no place in a democrat run society. Dem senator warns Supreme Court of 'revolution' if Roe v. Wade is overturnedhttps://t.co/NgpzixK6Od
— footmdrph (@footmdrph) November 30, 2021
Where’s the liberal media to condemn Jeanne Shaheen for calling for a “revolution” if the Supreme Court rules to defend life? Total crickets! The far-left will do ANYTHING to expand abortion – including threatening Supreme Court justices. Truly sick people!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) November 30, 2021
Professor Jonathan Turley reminds us that this is part of a pattern of behavior from Democrats:
Threatening the Supreme Court has become something of a required public exhibition of faith for Democrats, a demonstration that abstract notions like judicial independence will not distract from achieving political results. Sen. Richard Blumenthal previously warned the Supreme Court that, if it continued to issue conservative rulings or “chipped away at Roe v Wade” it would trigger “a seismic movement to reform the Supreme Court. It may not be expanding the Supreme Court, it may be making changes to its jurisdiction, or requiring a certain numbers of votes to strike down certain past precedents.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer also declared in front of the Supreme Court “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price.”
The message is clear and unambiguous: vote “correctly” or you will face personal or institutional repercussions.
Here’s Schumer’s rant from 2020:
🚨 UNHINGED → Schumer threatened conservative justices Kavanaugh & Gorsuch on the steps of the Supreme Court:
"You have released the whirlwind & you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you."
Enough. This rhetoric has dangerous consequences. Where's the media outrage? pic.twitter.com/SiGNHxG0iX
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 4, 2020
These are the same people who insisted we had to get rid of Trump to restore the nation’s norms.
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