The Biden administration continues to resist condemning the actions of radical pro-abortion activists who have doxed conservative Supreme Court justices, menaced them in their homes, and firebombed the office of a Wisconsin pro-life group – and they’re just getting warmed up.
On Monday, outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the White House has “not seen violence” as a result of the weeklong temper tantrum over the contents of a leaked high court draft opinion suggesting that Roe v. Wade may be overturned, effectively condoning the actions of mobs that are intimidating justices and their families and sending a message that, like in the summer of 2020, there will be a hands-off approach to leftist mayhem.
During the daily press briefing, a reporter asked Psaki, “Does the President plan to condemn the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion or the doxing of the justices, now that we’ve seen violence unfold?”
Jen Psaki refuses to condemn the leaking of the Supreme Court draft opinion.
Goes on to say of violence at churches and pro-life centers "we understand the passion, we understand the concern but it should be peaceful." pic.twitter.com/E2GBgMVV0C
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 9, 2022
Psaki responded, “Well, I would say that we have been clear and the president’s position has long been that we should not see protests that takes the form of violence, that takes the form of vandalism, and that threatens anyone, that has long been his position for his entire career and continues to be his position.”
“We have not seen violence or vandalism against Supreme Court justices,” she added,” we have seen it at Catholic churches, that’s unacceptable, the president does not support that.
“We have seen it at some conservative organizations…that…we don’t support that, and we certainly call for — we know the passion, we understand the passion, we understand the concern, but what the president’s position is is that that should be peaceful — the protests.”
Prior to Monday’s presser, Psaki took to Twitter to write that Biden “strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety,” a shift in language from before the neighborhoods of justices were invaded over the weekend, causing Justice Samuel Alito who wrote the leaked opinion to be moved along with his family to an undisclosed location.
.@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) May 9, 2022
Psaki was also asked whether the protests were appropriate and if they could be counterproductive.
Reporter: "Is it appropriate to protest outside people's homes?"
Psaki: "What we support is people peacefully protesting and they do that in a range of places." pic.twitter.com/vAwLvPJIFe
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 9, 2022
“Look, I would say, in terms of the productive question, that’s not for me to speak to,” she replied. “Obviously, these justices make decisions as an independent body. How they are influenced or if they are influenced is not for me to make a determination of.”
“We do believe in peaceful protests. We do not believe in or support any intimidation of any kind — obviously, the violation or breaking of any law, as somebody raised before, or threats or intimidation of any individual,” Psaki added. “What we do support is people peacefully protesting, and they do that in a range of places.”
Psaki did not address the fact that the harassment of judges is illegal under federal law.
According to U.S. Code 1507: “Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
UCLA School of Law professor Eugene Volokh cited the federal statute during an appearance on Sirius XM’s “The Dan Abrams Show,” saying that the protests at the judge’s homes are not lawful.
“Pickets of parades in or near a residence occupied or used by such judge, juror or witness is shall be guilty of misdemeanors,” he said. “That’s the statute. It’s there. You know, you can argue it’s good or bad, but it’s there. Now you might ask. Well, is it constitutional?”
Psaki’s tepid response to a volatile situation that Democrats are continuing to instigate drew a harsh response on Twitter.
“A little late, don’t you think – now that leftists are firebombing prolifers and threatening the safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families. Joe Biden could have condemned this violence & harassment and instead encouraged it. He should be held responsible,” wrote GOP Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri.
A little late, don’t you think – now that leftists are firebombing prolifers and threatening the safety of Supreme Court Justices and their families. Joe Biden could have condemned this violence & harassment and instead encouraged it. He should be held responsible https://t.co/Xt8ntfqesw
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 9, 2022
Sean Spicer who had Psaki’s job in the Trump administration wrote, “A little late. You were asked last week BEFORE the LEFT went to their houses and you defended them.”
A little late. You were asked last week BEFORE the LEFT went to their houses and you defended them https://t.co/2ZRNLWSomN
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) May 9, 2022
“But he’s not telling the protesters to go home and he didn’t say a word BEFORE the justices’s homes were targeted,” nationally syndicated radio host Dana Loesch correctly pointed out.
But he’s not telling the protesters to go home and he didn’t say a word BEFORE the justices’s homes were targeted. https://t.co/Rrhrc4POEv
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 9, 2022
“You (the Biden admin) actually gave permission for protestors to go to #SCOTUS Justices homes – you can’t walk this one back @PressSec @POTUS,” wrote Fox News contributor Sara Carter, “Shameful.”
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) May 9, 2022
While the White House is hemming and hawing, the protesters have become more menacing with some wearing Antifa garb and when the domestic terror organization begins showing up, violence soon follows.
Masked protesters in black try to hide their identities as they participate in the direct action to protest Justice Alito at his family home. Video by @DouglasKBlair. #prochoice #abortion pic.twitter.com/OKRK27M4YK
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) May 10, 2022
As was made clear by the Democrat/media coddling of Black Lives Matter and Antifa along with the criminals who ransacked cities after the death of George Floyd two summers ago, there are two sets of rules and if conservative picketers showed up outside of the home of Justice Sonia Sotomayor or any Democrat for that matter, the entire federal law enforcement apparatus will likely be unleashed.
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