When I read the title of this article, I was a little surprised. Frankly, I was a little suspicious that the ABA would actually criticize a Democrat, much less the Senate Minority Leader. It didn’t take long to figure out that my suspicions were justified.

The ABA’s statement said, in part, that “Personal attacks on judges by any elected officials, including the president, are simply inappropriate. Such comments challenge the reputation of the third, co-equal branch of our government; the independence of the judiciary; and the personal safety of judicial officers. They are never acceptable.”

President Trump didn’t threaten any Supreme Court justices. He said that Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor should recuse themselves from specific cases, which isn’t anything like a threat. Meanwhile, Sen. Schumer emphatically stated “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.”

Then Sen. Schumer added “The bottom line is very simple. We will stand with the American people. We will stand with American women. We will tell President Trump and Senate Republicans who have stacked the courts with right-wing ideologues that you’re going to be gone in November and you will never be able to do what you’re trying to do now.”

Anyone with a third-grade reading comprehension understands that Sen. Schumer threatened Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, then predicted that Republicans who voted for Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh’s confirmation would be defeated this November. Justin Goodman’s spin isn’t convincing. He’s a third-rate political hack. The ABA is in the same category.

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