Kavanaugh incident shows Schumer should be impeached by Democrat standards: Watters
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer should be impeached and a Jan. 6 committee-like commission should be appointed to investigate what led to the assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said Jesse Watters on “The Five” on Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, suspect Nicholas Roske of Simi Valley, Calif., was arrested near Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Roske reportedly arrived in a taxi around 1 a.m. armed and carrying a backpack full of “burglary tools”. He recognized the U.S. Marshals guarding the residence and called 911 to report to the Montgomery County Police Department.
Roske later appeared in a federal courtroom in Greenbelt, Maryland after allegedly telling law enforcement that he intended to kill Kavanaugh.
Watters pointed to Schumer’s 2020 public warning to conservative judges who may decide to overrule Roe. v. Wade and return abortion regulations to the states.
Schumer promised that Kavanaugh, among others, would “pay the price” after “unleashing the whirlwind.”
By Schumer’s own party standards, Watters said, the New York Democrat should be impeached for his incitement. If Roske was a right-wing agitator, he argued, Democrats would link his independent actions to someone like Donald Trump.
With Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., overseeing a House committee investigating the Capitol riot, Watters added that as part of the same thought process, a congressional committee should be struck to investigate what happened. led to the assassination attempt against a judge.
“Remember January 6, [Trump] said, go fight and march – but they said that was incitement and he should be charged with inciting a crime,” he recalled.
“So from what Schumer said and from what Psaki didn’t say, by giving him permission to show up at the homes, by his inaction, the Attorney General and this RuthSentUs group who still have published Kavanaugh’s address online tonight… it needs to be an investigation.”
“We have to connect the dots. We have to follow the money, and we have to subpoena everyone and find out exactly what they really believe under oath.”
Watters added that Schumer’s words should indeed be scrutinized, in that he warned life-appointed lawyers that they “will pay the price” for doing something he opposes.
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In the absence of elections for the upper judiciary, the “prize” could not be electoral, he noted.
Co-host Greg Gutfeld added that Roske told police he wanted to “give purpose to his life” by killing Kavanaugh.
Pointing to left-leaning lawmakers and pundits regularly comparing conservatives to Adolf Hitler, Gutfeld said that in the suspect’s mind he likely thought he was literally killing a modern-day National Socialist dictator.