Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Blames Chuck Schumer for Kavanaugh Threat

Appearing on Newsmax’s “John Bachman Now,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), laying the blame on him for sounding the “dog whistle” that led to an armed man showing up outside of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home with plans to kill him.

According to police, a California man in his mid-twenties was stopped near Kavanaugh’s house carrying a handgun, a knife, pepper spray and burglary tools. The suspect, later identified as Nicholas John Roske, 26, reportedly told police he intended to murder the Justice.

Responding to the attempted attack on Kavanaugh, Greene said that Schumer is at least partially at fault for encouraging violence against conservative Supreme Court justices.

“The left always gives a dog whistle of violence, and Chuck Schumer is on record on video, calling for violence, basically a dog whistle for them to come after Justices Kavanaugh and [Neil] Gorsuch,” Greene said. “He named them by name, and he said they won’t even know what hit them. Was he talking about a bullet? Was he talking about a knife? What kind of attack?”

The Georgia Republican is referring to an incident outside of the Supreme Court in March, in which Schumer ⁠— surrounded by pro-abortion activists ⁠— said that Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh “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.”

The New York Democrat’s comments came as the justices were deliberating on a crucial Louisiana abortion case, and before the leaking of an early draft opinion which indicated that the Supreme Court was poised to hand down a decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, two key pro-abortion precedents.

Schumer has denied that his comments were a call for violence, claiming via a spokesperson that he was referring to Republicans paying a “political price” for an anti-abortion decision.

In her appearance on Newsmax, Greene disagreed with Schumer’s attempts to walk back his comments.

“Clearly he was talking about something and some of their foot soldiers took their orders, and this man was found at Kavanaugh’s house ready to kill him,” the congresswoman insisted.

Greene also pointed out the fact that there has been little to no effort to go after the person who leaked the Supreme Court opinion draft that set all of this in motion.

Clearly, the point of leaking the documents was to cause public backlash toward the conservative justices in the hopes that they would change their votes on the issue, and doing so has put their lives in danger. Soon after the leak was published, a radical pro-abortion group doxed the private home addresses of the conservative justices, and illegal protests were held outside of their houses. While the First Amendment does protect the right to protest, 18 U.S. Code § 1507 prohibits demonstrations outside “a building or residence occupied or used by such a judge” with the “intent of influencing any judge.”

Greene emphasized that point, asserting that law enforcement should not have allowed these protests to occur, as they were likely the slippery slope that led to this incident.

“There should have been a bigger effort by the Department of Justice to stop these protests, and thankfully, this man was arrested before he did the unthinkable,” she said. “Democrat leaders like Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and others, we don’t see an effort for them to protect anyone but themselves.”

During the interview with Newsmax, Greene also commented on the left’s response to the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 children and two adults dead. She called out the Democrats for politicizing the tragedy, and for calling victims and their families to Washington, D.C., to testify in hearings about gun control legislation, including one little girl who covered herself in blood to survive.

“It’s shameful to pull these families, especially an 11-year-old girl who laid there in the blood of her classmates after they had been murdered, just trying to be quiet and protect her own life,” Greene said. “These families are in mourning. They should be left alone, not used as political props and some sort of stunt to force and persuade other members of Congress to vote for gun control in America. We don’t have a gun problem in America, we have a sin problem…our children are our future. And so, we should do everything we can to keep them safe at school and never, ever allow anything to happen to them or any parent to have to fear what may happen.”