Democrats Vote With GOP To Defend Justices From Leftist Intimidation In Unexpected Move
(TargetLiberty.org) – There are many reasons why last week’s leak of Supreme Court discussions about Roe v. Wade was a terrible idea. One of them is it put the justices and their families in danger from violent extremists. Now, Congress has been forced to act to protect our top judges.
The marchers are almost to Alito’s house. Very few police officers. pic.twitter.com/8yyXpHOuRQ
— Douglas Blair (@DouglasKBlair) May 10, 2022
Since a pro-abortion group posted the home addresses online of the Court’s six conservative justices, left-wing protesters have begun demonstrating outside the homes of at least three of them, harassing them and their families. Over the past week, mobs gathered outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. On May 10, another group marched to the home of Justice Samuel Alito, the author of the draft decision that sparked the protests.
While there were no reports of violence or property destruction, the protesters blocked roads and bellowed slogans through a megaphone in a residential district, causing disruption for residents and intimidation for Justice Alito and his family.
On Monday, the White House issued a half-hearted condemnation of the protests. Administration mouthpiece Jen Psaki affirmed the right to peaceful protest, ignoring the fact these protests were loudly targeting people’s homes. Luckily, the Senate took a firmer line. On May 9, two senators, John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Coons (D-DE), put forward a proposal giving the justices the same protection as legislators and senior members of the executive branch.
In a rare display of bipartisan unity, the proposal was passed on a voice vote, with no objections. The Supreme Court Police will now increase security for the justices and their families to prevent intimidation or violence.
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