Nasty Nancy Responds to Schumer’s SCOTUS Attack: ‘Republicans Say It’s Ok If POTUS Does It’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defends Chuck Schumer's threats towards SCOTUS justices, saying that Republicans allow Trump to say similar things

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has responded to Chuck Schumer’s attacks on Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

At a pro-abortion rally Wednesday, Schumer said, “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.”

A reporter asked Speaker Pelosi whether she thought Schumer’s words were “inappropriate” during a press conference the next day.

“Madam Speaker Chuck Schumer said that Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would quote ‘pay the price’ for voting against abortion rights. Were those comments appropriate in your view?” the reporter asked.

“Well, I believe he also said on the floor today that his words were not appropriate, and I support him in that. It’s unfortunate because, as you see, I think Republicans say it’s OK if the president does it, but it’s not OK for other people to do it. It wasn’t right for anybody to do it, and Chuck recognized those words,” Pelosi said.