Over the weekend, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” where he stated that if Democrats intended to claim that former President Trump incited violence through speech, then other Democrat representatives, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) should also be held to an equivalent standard.
To support his point, Sen. Paul cited Schumer’s commentary that occurred before a U.S. Supreme Court Protest.
According to Senator Paul, while he opposes “a misguided notion” that would “overturn the election” with either the Vice President or Congress, he takes issue with criminalizing speech.
“If we … criminalize speech and somehow impeach everybody who says … go fight to hear your voices heard, … we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” Sen. Paul stated.
Sen. Paul then referenced Chuck Schumer’s anti-Kavanaugh appearance in front of the Supreme Court, where Schumer accused Kavanaugh and Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch of “[unleashing] a whirlwind” that they would “pay the price” for. Schumer also added that neither Kavanaugh nor Gorsuch would known what hit [them]” if they persisted in their “awful decisions.”
Sen. Paul referred to Schumer’s wording as “inflammatory” and “violent rhetoric,” which was “so bad” that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who rarely comments publicly, stepped in promptly and warned Schumer that his language was “dangerous,” especially as a mob attempted to invade the Supreme Court.
Sen. Paul concluded by calling the impeachment trial a “partisan farce,” given the lack of accountability Chuck Schumer, Ilhan Omar, and Maxine Waters have demonstrated in their own speech, adding that “if people want to hold President Trump accountable for language, there has to be a consistent standard.”