'Schumer stepped over all boundaries with words that can only be viewed as intimidation and threats to incite violence.'
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Ann Schockett, President of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued this statement regarding Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's comments about Supreme Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
“At the March 4, 2020, pro-abortion rally in our nation's capital, Senator Charles Schumer stepped over all boundaries with words that can only be viewed as intimidation and threats to incite violence. As a fellow New Yorker, I am disturbed that he represents my state, and as an American, I was shocked to hear him as the Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate issue outright threats against two U.S. Supreme Court Justices should they not promote a progressive agenda. He should be stripped of his leadership role or, at the very least, censured by his colleagues.
“Republican women are outraged and conservative minded people of all ages are rightfully afraid that they will become victims of verbal or physical attacks by Democrats, Socialists, liberals and extremists. Inciteful, suggestive remarks directed at conservatives and Trump supporters have become commonplace in our country – and all too often, these hateful words are left unpunished and even celebrated, turning innocent lives into marks and putting their lives in danger.
"The waves of hate speech crashing into our schools, places of worship and throughout the communities of our nation have to be stopped. The Senate can send a strong message by holding Schumer accountable.”
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest grassroots Republican women’s organization in the nation. NFRW provides a forum for women to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. NFRW objectives are to recruit, train and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and protect the integrity of our electoral process.