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Fox News’ senior legal correspondent Judge Andrew Napolitano is arguing that Senator Chuck Schumer’s bellicose remarks aimed at Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch don’t constitute a legal threat; however, the conservative contrarian added that he thought Schumer’s rhetoric could incite the “crazies” in the country to take action.


Schumer’s remarks earned a strong rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts. It is unclear if he’ll be censured by the United States Senate. (Mediaite)

Napolitano began the segment by responding to whether the comments made by Schumer counted as a legal threat.

“No, I don’t think legally it was a threat,” Napolitano said. “I think it was hyperbolic. It was excessive use of words and it was an attempt to intimidate. But it’s protected speech. A threat, where you have the present, apparent ability to cause the harm you are threatening is not protected speech but this is.

“However, this effort to politicize the court, to make them look like they can be intimidated by a mob outside of the courthouse is very, very dangerous to our system. We put in the hands of nine human beings the ability to decide what the laws mean and what the Constitution means,” he continued.

Napolitano added that Supreme Court justices should not be seen as “politicians in black robes” as that would undermine “respect for law.”

Do you agree with Napolitano? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Fight Back Against President Obama [ACT NOW]



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George Arthur Bowman
George Arthur Bowman
2 years ago

Just like Pelosi’s tearing up of Trump’s speech this is another attempt to demean and besmirch the integrity of the Supreme Court. Schumer should be sent packing out of Congress for this since he threatened both justices. This is not a political issue but a legal issue and he has to be held accountable. This was a carefully considered attach on the judiciary not just a mistake.

Charles
Charles
2 years ago

If you or I threaten a judge of any kind let alone a US Supreme Court Judge we would be looking a felony charge ! I thought judge Napolitano knew the law !

ILYA OKUN
ILYA OKUN
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles

It is quite obvious, he did not. Or, he might be thinking that the laws are different for you and for Shummer.

Ollie Octopus
Ollie Octopus
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles

“the conservative contrarian”?? What’s conservative about Napolitano? This guy is a snake and FOX is sliding in the direction of CNN. I don’t watch them anymore since I discovered OAN (One America News).

enubus18
enubus18
2 years ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

Nappy is no way a conservative, he is just another liberal loon hiding on Fox!

Richard McDonald
Richard McDonald
2 years ago
Reply to  Ollie Octopus

OLLIE, great observation! I, too, have gone to ONE AMERICA NEWS! FOX has dropped to nothing!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles

He has turned into a total A/H! WAS pretty good for a while! rino or rat suits him.

tom matt
tom matt
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles

A PARROT ?

LMB
LMB
2 years ago

I think Judge Napolitano should reflect on how a jury would view this type of statement. So, what does “won’t know what hit them” differs from a bullet or a club hit them?!