Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday condemned the protests that took place outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
On Monday, a pro-abortion liberal group demonstrated outside Kavanaugh’s home in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to reject major abortion restrictions in Texas.
“This protest looks like another blatant attempt to intimidate the judiciary and anyone who disagrees with the radical agenda promoted by partisan advocates,” Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a committee hearing on September 14 Said in the opening remarks at the meeting.
Grassley pointed out that ShutDownDC, the leader of the organization, recently did not contest the criminal intrusion charge and was told to stay away from the wife of Senator John Holly (R-Mo.).
“These groups are doing this for partisan purposes, and they want to coerce the judges to rule according to their free agenda,” Grassley added.
ShutDownDC did not respond to a request for comment.
“We all know that you must have a strong psychological quality to engage in this business, but in my opinion, involving the family or their homes of any important public figures, or getting involved in criminal trespassing in your own name, is in my opinion. It seems absolutely unacceptable. Freedom of political speech,” Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said. “With a suitable place to express yourself, I don’t think that a person’s home or their family should be a fair game.”
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) also criticized the protests.
“You can express your opinion of any of us in the ballot box, you can write a letter, but trying to intimidate family members or something similar is wrong,” Leahy said.
Earlier last year, Chief Justice John Roberts issued a sharp statement condemning the then Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) for speaking at a protest outside the Supreme Court, which seemed intimidating. Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch.
“You started the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. If you continue to make these bad decisions, you won’t know what hit you,” Schumer said.
Soon after, in a rare issue of condemnation, Roberts condemned Schumer’s remarks.
“Judges know that criticism comes with the territory, but this threatening speech from the highest level of government is not only inappropriate, but also dangerous. All members of the court will continue to do their job, no matter where they come from, there is no fear Or partiality,” Roberts said.
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