11:37 GMT18 September 2020
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    Video of Chuck Schumer lashing out at two justices with vague threats quickly went viral online, which many considered a direct threat toward the US Supreme Court.

    US President Donald Trump has reacted to the recent threats made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer against two Trump justices, saying they are a "direct and dangerous threat to the US Supreme Court".

    Schumer's comments have also not gone unnoticed by most high-profile US officials and media figures. US Chief Justice John Roberts called Schumer's threats "irresponsible" and "dangerous".

    Vice President of Government Affairs Scott Parkinson also suggested that Schumer might have done grave damage to his career by making direct threats to the justices.

    Others suggested that real action, including censure or even expulsion, should follow Schumer's recent threats.

    Some have also called for Schumer to be impeached and then arrested for trying to influence the decisions of the US Supreme Court in order to back his own views and beliefs.

    At a pro-abortion rally, Schumer threatened two US justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, claiming that they would "pay the price" while the court heard arguments in an abortion case.

    "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", Schumer said.

    Schumer did not elaborate on his claims, but his office told Fox News that he referred to the "political price" the Republicans would pay "for putting them on the court".

    The case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, concerns a law that requires doctors in Louisiana that provide abortions to have admitting privileges in case of a patient having issues during or after the abortion procedure.

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