WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Minority Leader Schumer’s threats made towards two U.S. Supreme Court justices. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“The Minority Leader of the Senate threatened two sitting Supreme Court justices based upon the potential outcome of a case they are considering. That’s the only way to interpret what he said.”
“Now, the simple end to this story would be that our colleague would apologize to Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, and to the American people. But instead of doing that, he has doubled down.”
“Congressional leaders must set an example for the American people and respect the independence of the judiciary and the three coequal branches of government.”
“The last thing we need is one of the most powerful men in the country to make a threat against Supreme Court justices. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fourth grader on the playground or a United States senator, our lesson should be that violence is never the answer and that words matter.”
“The simple end of this would be for Senator Schumer to apologize to the justices.”