May 10 2022
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Hannity to discuss the Supreme Court, the Left’s attempts to intimidate justices, and disturbing developments within the Democratic Party. See below for highlights and watch the full interview here.
On the mobs gathered outside Supreme Court justices’ homes:
“First of all, it is illegal. If I can't call a Supreme Court justice tonight and say, ‘Hey, I know you have a case before you, I'd really like you to rule that way,’ you can't do that. If I can't call [a justice] on the phone and say that, how can you assemble a mob with pitchforks and torches and go outside their private home?
“People will say ‘peacefully assemble.’ That's not true. The message behind showing up at someone's house is: ‘We know where you live. We're going to make you uncomfortable. We're going to make your family uncomfortable. And by the way, there's 100 of us here. 99 of us are going to go home, and you never know if one whack job either here or somewhere else is going to show up in the middle of the night and try to harm you.’ That's the message behind showing up at people's homes.
“It is an open effort to intimidate Supreme Court justices on their decision. It's illegal, it's improper. It should be condemned, and it's going to lead to bad places.”
On the Left’s relationship with mob violence:
“For the Left, violence, intimidation, and all these things are appropriate as long as the people doing it hold the position that they agree with. We saw that in the summer of 2020 when they were saying, ‘Look, riots are the language of people that feel like they have no power and they can't speak out.’ It's the same here. They're saying, ‘Well, these are people who are outraged.’ They're cheered on.
“You want to know why these groups do it? Because they know people like [the commentators on The View] are going to be out there cheering them on…. We have Senate leaders that are saying, ‘I don't see a problem with people showing up outside their homes.’ They know they're going to be cheered on…across the board. This is a radical left-wing party who believes and supports an abortion paid for by taxpayers on demand up to the date of birth.”
On how far left the Democratic Party has gone:
“You cannot be a Democrat nominee for a major office and support a single exception or a single restriction [on abortion]. You can't support a single one of them…. The press never asks them about it. Ask them. I hope the press will ask them, ‘What restrictions do you support?’ They will not answer that because you can't get the overall [party] endorsement unless you are in favor of taxpayer-funded abortion at any time during the pregnancy, on demand up to the moment of birth. That's the only way you can get their endorsement. Every Democrat either doesn't want to talk about it, admit it, or just refuses to answer the question. They know the media won't ask them.”