Republican senator Rand Paul blasted Democrats for their hypocrisy on the issue of impeachment of Donald Trump. He stated that Democrats should consider impeaching their own Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for his inflammatory statements.
“I think if we are going to criminalize speech and somehow impeach everybody who says, oh, go fight to hear your voices heard, really we ought to impeach Chuck Schumer then,” the Kentucky Republican senator told on Fox News Sunday to the anchor Chris Wallace.
“He went to the Supreme Court, stood in front of the Supreme Court and said specifically, hey Gorsuch, hey Kavanaugh, you’ve unleashed a whirlwind, and you’re going to pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you continue with these awful decisions.”
“This inflammatory wording, this violent rhetoric of Chuck Schumer was so bad that the chief justice, who rarely says anything publicly, immediately said this kind of language is dangerous as a mob tried to invade the Supreme Court,” he continued.
“So if people want to hold President Trump accountable for language, there has to be a consistent standard, and to my mind, it’s a partisan farce because they’re not doing anything to Chuck Schumer, not doing anything to Rep. Omar, not doing anything to Maxine Waters. It’s just not fair. It’s just partisan politics under a different name.”
In early March 2020, Schumer attacked Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch in front of a crowd of supporters telling them that they will “pay the price” and that they won’t know what “hit” them.
“You released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” Schumer later walked his comments back, which faced bipartisan condemnation.
“I don’t condone any of the language and, like I say, I opposed philosophically and voted against overturning the election,” Rand Paul stated. “However, I think you’re going to see the Trump defense play video of Maxine Waters telling crowds to mob Trump administration and restaurants and attack them. They’ll probably show clips of Cory Booker saying, get up in their face of these Congresspeople.”
California Rep. Maxine Waters told a crowd of supporters to confront Republican representatives in public, telling them “they are not welcome anymore, anywhere”.
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out, and you create a crowd,” she said. “And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.”
Maxine Waters responded to Rand Paul’s interview and denied trying to incite the crowd to commit violence against Republican politicians.
“As a matter of fact, if you look at the words that I used, the strongest thing I said was tell them they’re not welcome. ‘Talk to them. Tell them they’re not welcome.’ I didn’t say go and fight. I didn’t say anybody was going to have any violence”, Waters said for the New York Post.