Demo­crat uses apoc­a­lyp­tic rhetoric against jus­tices

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

Pres­i­dent Trump’s travel ban win at the Supreme Court on Mon­day so in­censed Demo­crat Rep. Mazie Hirono that she called a trio of jus­tices “horse­men of the apoca­lypse.”

The bi­b­li­cal four horse­men of the apoca­lypse were on the mind of Hawaii’s Ms. Hirono in the hours fol­low­ing a 9-0 rul­ing in fa­vor of Mr. Trump’s lim­i­ta­tions on travel and refugees.

Most of the com­man­der in chief’s plan to limit travel from six ter­ror­ism­con­nected coun­tries can be im­ple­mented for now, al­though the full case will go to the high court in Oc­to­ber for a de­ci­sion on the mer­its.

Ms. Hirono told MSNBC that she was shocked over Jus­tices Neil M. Gor­such, Clarence Thomas, and Sa­muel Al­ito le­gal sup­port for Mr. Trump’s full pol­icy re­gard­ing im­mi­gra­tion from Iran, Libya, So­ma­lia, Su­dan, Syria and Ye­men.

“Neil Gor­such, who I did not sup­port as a Supreme Court Jus­tice, he’s joined two of the most con­ser­va­tives jus­tices — Clarence Thomas and Al­ito — on the court to take the po­si­tion that the en­tire in­junc­tion should have been lifted,” the con­gress­woman said, ac­cord­ing to The Blaze.

“This is like the three horse­men of the apoca­lypse, and they’re wait­ing for the fourth one to come along so that they can go on their trend to­wards what I call ‘ex­trem­ism,’” she claimed.

The four horse­men of the apoca­lypse, from the New Tes­ta­ment’s last book, Rev­e­la­tion, are typ­i­cally iden­ti­fied as Death, Famine, War and Con­quest/Pesti­lence.

Rep. Mazie Hirono re­ferred to three of the Supreme Court jus­tices as the Horse­men of the Apoca­lypse.


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