House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) stopped by Fox & Friends this week to blast Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for his irresponsible language towards conservative Supreme Court Justices in the past.
“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,” Schumer said in March 2020.
Cause and effect. https://t.co/k0Pa9cRsvp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 8, 2022
Stefanik tells Fox & Friends Schumer “fan[ned] these flames, encouraging protesters who in many cases have been violent, to target Supreme Court justices to try to influence the court.”
ELISE STEFANIK: Thank God law enforcement was able to identify this criminal before this heinous act was committed. My heart goes out to the entire Kavanaugh family. And Justice Kavanaugh is also the father of two young children. So that’s a threat not just to his life, but it’s a threat to his family as well. And what’s really concerning to me is you’ve seen both the White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer fan these flames, encouraging protesters who in many cases have been violent, to target Supreme Court justices to try to influence the court. This is the highest court in the land. It needs to maintain its independence and should never succumb to this political pressure. And that’s essentially what the left is trying to do here. So this does need to be considered a crime. It is a crime. And we need to make sure that we’re holding the Democrats accountable who have encouraged this type of behavior.
Watch the clip above.