Landmark Legal Foundation is reissuing its call for Chuck Schumer’s taunt on the steps of the Supreme Court to be treated as a serious ethics violation. They are right to do so… here’s why.
In March of 2020, Landmark Legal Foundation issued a formal request for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the public statements of Chuck Schumer which, in their estimation, may have violated criminal statutes.
You remember what he said from the steps of the Supreme Court, don’t you, with his voice raised and his clenched fist held high?
“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.”
Now an attempt has been made on the life of one Supreme Court Justice. Other Republican appointees are being actively (and feloniously!) harassed in their private homes House because left-wing agitators published their private addresses… and neither elected Democrats nor the DOJ has taken an issue with those lawless protests.
Making matters worse, House Democrats are holding up legislation that would protect the judiciary. In light of all this, Landmark is reissuing that call for an ethics investigation.
Frankly, they ought to issue another one for the fact that Schumer and his staffer had advance FBI warning about Jan 6 violence but took no action to share that information with authorities who could have acted on that to boost Capitol Security.
“The report explains it was Capitol Police Deputy Chief Sean Gallagher who told Schumer aide Kelly Fado at about 9:40 p.m. on that Jan. 5 that he wanted to “provide you visibility” on intelligence obtained by an FBI threat analysis center.”
In the past few years especially, Democats as a rule seem to be far more interested in scoring a political advantage than in making the right call in individual situations like that one.
Now that they fear losing ground on the abortion issue, and no longer have confidence the Supreme Court will rubber stamp pet leftist policies that did not have legislative support — in the way they did for decades — Dems have become openly hostile to the Supreme Court itself.
We remind them that they are trying to disrupt and refashion a co-equal branch of government instituted for the explicit purpose of taking political pressure (including theirs!) out of the equasion in important legal decisions.
We’ve already heard people weighing in on the ‘or else’ language in Schumer’s implicit threat (by name) to 2 Trump-appointed Justices. We’ve heard much made about ‘pay the price’ and ‘won’t know what hit you’. But there is another aspect of the story that is not being discussed.
Reap The Whirlwind.
That is a particular phrase anchored in history, specifically, the prophet Hosea (ch8, v 7).
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The context of that verse is nothing less than the justifiable wrath of God on a proud and disobedient nation.
That chapter opens like this:
Set the trumpet to your lips! One like a vulture is over the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant and rebelled against my law. To me they cry, “My God, we—Israel—know you.” Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him.
Imagery of a vulture over the House of the Lord, because they have wronged God and God is denouncing his own people in his own voice. Pretty serious stuff.
A little later on, the whirlwind verse follows God’s indictment of worshiping a golden idol in Samaria, and it closes with a cause-and-effect of Israel’s sin and righteous divine retribution.
Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning, they have become to him altars for sinning. Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands, they would be regarded as a strange thing.
As for my sacrificial offerings, they sacrifice meat and eat it, but the Lord does not accept them. Now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins; they shall return to Egypt.
For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces, and Judah has multiplied fortified cities; so I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour her strongholds.
At this point in their history, they have forgotten their God, therefore God will deliver them into the hand of their enemies.
Schumer stood on those steps voicing his supposed outrage. He used retributive cause-and-effect language with unspecified threats attached to them.
(It’s not the first time he’s done this trick, either. Remember how Schumer warned Trump that intelligence agencies have ‘six ways from Sunday’ for getting back at someone — while those same agencies were already in the process of undermining his Presidency?)
With the release of private addresses, those formerly unspecified threats have suddenly taken on a very tangible and menacing form.
Now, to all that, you add the moral indignation of a reference to justly-deserved divine judgment, and we’re supposed to treat that as merely a coincidence?
If anyone aligned with Trump had said it, he’d already be in leg irons by now.
Cross-posted with Clash Daily
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