One day after Chuck Schumer broke the law by threatening Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, the Senator from New York moved into a homeless camp on the sidewalk outside the U.S. Supreme Court so he can remain above the law.
40 U.S. Code § 6134 prohibits “harangue or oration,” or “loud, threatening, or abusive language in the Supreme Court Building or grounds,” but Schumer said his speech is protected by the First Amendment because no one is above the law except homeless people and illegal immigrants.
“That’s why I set up the #SchumerZone here on the grounds of the Supreme Court,” Schumer said. “This land is your land, this land is my land, and legal precedents from multiple U.S. jurisdictions say I may not have the human right to live on the sidewalk and shout violent obscenities as a normal citizen or a Senator, but I do as a homeless person.”
If speaking truth to power results in Schumer’s arrest, he said his next direct action would be to lead other members of the Democratic Caucus in “mooning the Justices.”
When asked if Democrats would really “drop trou” and show their naked bottoms to the Supreme Court, Schumer said “we know what’s at stake.”
“Democrats are willing to use any means necessary to overload the U.S. public welfare system to precipitate a crisis that will lead to a guaranteed annual income and an end to poverty, homelessness, income inequality, racism, sexism, borders, illegal immigration, and hate speech,” Schumer said. “We just don’t want Bernie Sanders to get the credit.”