Mar 4, 2020
Chuck Schumer Pro-Abortion Rally Speech Transcript: Says Kavanaugh & Gorsuch Will “Pay the Price”
Chuck Schumer spoke at a pro-abortion rally today amid an important Supreme Court decision on abortion. He took criticism from Justice John Roberts for “threatening” justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. Read the transcript of his speech here.
Chuck Schumer: (00:00)
Inside the walls of this court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion right cases since Justice Kavanaugh-
Chuck Schumer: (00:16)
… and Justice Gorsuch-
Chuck Schumer: (00:20)
… came to the bench. We know what’s at stake. Over the last three years, women’s reproductive rights have come under attack in a way we haven’t seen in modern history. From Louisiana to Missouri to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging a war on women, all women, and they’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you 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.
Chuck Schumer: (01:04)
The bottom line is very simple. We will stand with the American people. We will stand with American women. We will tell President Trump and Senate Republicans, who have stacked the court with right-wing ideologues, that you’re going to be gone in November, and you will never be able to do what you’re trying to do now ever, ever again. You hear that over there on the far right? You’re gone in November.
Chuck Schumer: (01:40)
We are here to send these folks a message, “Not on our watch.” Let me ask you, my friends, are we going to let Republicans undo a woman’s right to choose?
Chuck Schumer: (01:52)
Are we going to stay quiet as they try to turn back the clock?
Chuck Schumer: (01:57)
Are we going to give up or waver when things get tough?
Chuck Schumer: (02:01)
No. We’re going to stand together in one voice and take a stand on behalf of women and families throughout the country. We’re going to stand against all these attempts to restrict a woman’s right to choose, and we will win.