Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy scolded Democrats at a Tuesday hearing, in particular Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, for reportedly threatening Supreme Court Justices in 2022.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday to examine ethics rules for the Supreme Court after Democrats accused Justice Clarence Thomas of accepting trips from a wealthy friend.
Kennedy turned his attention toward Democrats, alleging that Democrats are trying to undermine the Court with the hearing.
“I remember the Democratic leaders’ words of March 4, 2020, on the steps of the United States Supreme Court like they were yesterday. I want to tell you Gorsuch,’ he said, not ‘Justice Gorsuch,’ but ‘Gorsuch,’ ‘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.’”
“Wow. Just wow. I think Matthew 12:36 is correct, ‘for by thy words you shall be justified and by thy words you shall be condemned,’” he said.
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The remainder of Kennedy’s speech during the hearing shifted focus against Democrats.
“The sad truth is that some — not all — some of my Democratic colleagues have been on a crusade to undermine the United States’ Supreme Court’s legitimacy and the credibility of the federal judiciary for year,” he said, adding it “just the next chapter in their federal power grab, and they’ve invited cameras.”
He ended by saying that “today’s hearing is an excuse to sling more mud at an institution that some — not all — some Democrats don’t like because they can’t control it 100% of the time. And that’s a fact and everybody in this hearing room knows that.”
“Until they get the outcome they want in every case, I fear they are going to continue to slander it in an effort to take control of it, and I pray to God I am wrong,” Kennedy said.
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