To claim that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi covet President Joe Biden appointing one of their left-wing henchmen to the Supreme Court is an understatement. But there is a problem: there are no openings on the Court. The only way for hard-left Democrats to get their wish for a Supreme Court nomination is if one of the sitting justices resigns or dies. This raises an interesting question: Do Democrats want to see conservative judges murdered?
Normally that would seem like a nonsensical question, but considering Schumer’s rant on the Supreme Court steps threatening conservative justices, Nancy Pelosi’s foot dragging for safety, and Biden’s refusal to enforce Title 18, Section 1507 of the US Code, the question becomes valid. This law reads in part as follows: “Anyone who, with intent to interfere, obstruct or interfere with the administration of justice, or with intent to influence a judge, juror, witness or a judicial officer, in the performance of his duties, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near an occupied building or residence or used by such a judge, juror, witness or officer of the court… shall be liable to a fine under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.Then why was there no arrests?
Pelosi has repeatedly claimed that Donald Trump’s encouragement of peaceful protests amounted to inciting violence on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021. However, to date, she has said nothing about Schumer’s March 2020 attempt. to incite violence against conservative justices who appear to be leaning toward overturning Roe v. Wade.
Schumer’s threatening words shouted from the steps of the United States Supreme Court were: “I want to tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: you started the whirlwind, and you’re going to pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go ahead with these horrible decisions. If Schumer wanted to incite violence, he achieved his goal.
Loud, menacing crowds of angry pro-abortion protesters immediately descended on the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices. These protesters are violating federal law and should be arrested, but Biden has consistently refused to enforce the law and ensure the safety of judges and their families. Then, on Wednesday, June 8, Schumer’s threat, ‘you’ll pay the price’ and ‘you won’t know what hit you’, paid off when a gunman was arrested near Judge Brett’s home Kavanaugh at Chevy Chase, Maryland.
When arrested, Nicholas Roske of Simi Valley, California was armed with a gun and a knife. He also wore plastic ties to bind his victims’ hands. His apparent intention was to break into Kavanaugh’s house and kill him. Did this near-tragedy spur Biden to become a man and do his job as president? No. Instead of sending federal law enforcement officers to arrest mobs illegally protesting outside judges’ homes, he issued a pathetically weak statement condemning the violence. Our question to the president is this: If you condemn the violence inflicted on Supreme Court justices, why aren’t you doing anything about it? Enforcing the laws of the land is, after all, your job.
In our new book, “Tragic Consequences: The Price America is Paying for Rejecting God and How to Reclaim Our Culture for Christ” (available at major bookstores), we explain how easily protests can turn violent. More importantly, we warn of the potentially tragic consequences of agitating mentally unbalanced people like Roske who might interpret the words of a high-ranking official like Schumer as permission to act on their disturbed impulses. Shame on Schumer. He almost got his wish.
Oliver L. North is a decorated U.S. Marine, founder and CEO of Fidelis Publishing and Fidelis Media. To learn more about him, visit www.olivernorth.com. David Goetsch is a Marine Corps veteran, member of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, business professor, and Christian counselor. Find out more about him at www.david-goetsch.com. Their new book “Tragic Consequences” is available at www.faithfultext.com.