On Sunday, Republican Senator Rand Paul said that if Democrats insist on claiming former President Donald Trump’s rally instigated the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill as the basis for impeachment, then the Senator’s majority leaders would Chuck Schumer along with Democratic congressional women Maxine Waters and Ilhan Omar should be held accountable for a similar language.
Paul made his comments on Fox News Sunday.
Check out his entire interview below.
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Sen. Paul: Democrats have used violent language to no avail
The GOP Senator referred to Schumer’s rhetoric ahead of a protest in the U.S. Supreme Court in early March 2020.
“I spoke out against the idea – which I think was a misguided idea, a vote to overturn the election with either Congress or the Vice President,” Paul told Fox News Chris Wallace.
Paul continued, “But I think if we’re going to criminalize language and somehow indict anyone who says, Oh, fight to hear your voices, then we should really indict Chuck Schumer.”
“He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court and specifically said, ‘Hey Gorsuch, hey Kavanaugh, you have unleashed a whirlwind and you will pay the price,'” Paul reminded the audience.
“You will not know what hit you if you continue with these terrible decisions,” Paul recalled Schumer.
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Senator Paul wanted to know why this speech was not a possible incitement to violence.
Schumer called for a whirlwind to be created so that Gorsuch & Kavanaugh “would not know what hit them”. Maybe we should prosecute Schumer?
Trump’s impeachment is a “partisan farce”, Schumer deserves to be indicted too: Rand Paul | Fox News https://t.co/XcIK8RVtd4
– Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 7, 2021
“That inflammatory phrase, this violent rhetoric from Chuck Schumer was so bad that the Chief Justice, who rarely speaks in public, immediately said that kind of language was dangerous when a mob tried to break into the Supreme Court,” Paul continued away.
Paul added, “If people are to hold President Trump accountable for the language there has to be a uniform standard, and in my opinion it’s a partisan farce because they are not doing anything to Chuck Schumer and Rep. Omar is not doing anything, Maxine Waters to do nothing. “
“It’s just not fair,” Paul finished. “It’s just partisan politics under a different name.”
“So that the President of the United States can watch the invasion and insurrection and not say a word … if that doesn’t cause the kind of violence we’ve seen, I don’t know what it is,” said Rep. Maxine Waters ( D-CA) said. pic.twitter.com/Ck1EzTsxoZ
– PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) February 3, 2021
Chief Justice Roberts chastised Schumer’s violent rhetoric
The Senator is right, and Schumer has even been accused of attempting to incite physical violence in his controversial statement.
When the Supreme Court was considering an abortion case, Schumer said at a rally in March 2020, “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you started the whirlwind and you will pay the price.”
“You won’t know what hit you if you make these terrible decisions,” said Schumer.
Chief Justice John Roberts publicly reprimanded Schumer, saying:
“The judges know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements from this type of government are not only inappropriate but dangerous.
All members of the court will continue their work without fear or favor from any neighborhood. “
Some Senate Republicans asked Schumer to apologize or face possible criticism.
Chairman of the Republican Senate Conference John Barrasso said: “It sounds to me like he’s talking about a physical price, violence. ‘
Maxine Waters: Trump should be charged with temporary murder.
Also Maxine Waters: When you see someone from the Trump Administration in a restaurant, department store, or gas station, you create a crowd. And you push them back.
Who is the one inciting violence?
– Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 3, 2021
Water encouraged physical intimidation against the Trump administration
MP Maxine Waters appeared to encourage physical violence and intimidation against members of the Trump administration at a political rally in June 2018.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we need to go,” Waters told a crowd. “And if you see someone from this cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store or at a gas station, get out and create a crowd.”
“And you push it back,” added Waters. “And you tell them that they are no longer welcome anywhere.”
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Omar appeared to be advocating further violence when she retweeted Hollywood actor Tom Arnold’s comments about an incident in which Rand Paul’s neighbor seriously injured him in an attack in 2017.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who calls for retweeting, calls for political violence against @randpaul. I am not surprised and look forward to the imminent media silence on this issue. pic.twitter.com/r9BQloVoL9
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 29, 2019
Paul told Fox News on Sunday that Omar “wished and celebrated the violence that happened to me when I broke six ribs and removed part of my lungs.”
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