White House encourages Roe’s ‘peaceful’ protests against Wade outside Supreme Court justices’ homes

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The White House said Tuesday it encouraged “peaceful” protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, while criticizing right-wingers who expressed “outrage” at Roe’s protests against Wade but remained ” silent” during protests against school boards, abortion clinics and the Capitol Riot.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki doubled down on the president’s stance on the protests on Tuesday.

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“I think I said it yesterday, but I’m happy to say it again because I think it’s important for everyone to hear that the president’s longstanding view is that violence, threats and intimidation of any kind has no place in political discourse,” Psaki said. said Tuesday. “And we believe, of course, in peaceful protests.”

PSAki added: “What I find interesting, and I think most people have noted this, is that there are voices on the right who have called out these protests that are taking place while keeping silence for years on protests that have taken place outside the homes of school board members, Michigan’s secretary of state, or including threats to women seeking reproductive health care or even an insurrection against our capital city.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Washington.
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“So I know there’s outrage right now, I guess, about the protests that have been peaceful so far, and we certainly continue to encourage that outside of the judges’ homes,” Psaki continued. . “And that’s the president’s position.”

She added: ‘But the silence is quite deafening about all the other bullying we’ve seen from a number of people.

Psaki was referring to parents protesting at school board meetings over COVID mask mandates, the deadly Capitol Riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and pro-life protesters targeting women’s reproductive health centers.

According to U.S. Federal Code 1507, any individual who “pickets or marches” with “intent to interfere with, obstruct, or obstruct the administration of justice, or with intent to influence a judge, juror, witness, or judicial officer” near a U.S. court or “near any building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or judicial officer” shall be subject to a fine or “up to one year in prison, or both”.

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When asked if the protesters were violating federal law, PSAKI replied:

“I think the bullying and the protests and the bullying outside the homes of school board members, the Michigan secretary of state, you know, the bullying and the threats against people seeking care reproductive health rights and against our capital and American democracy also warrant some outrage, and we haven’t really seen that.”

Protesters at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
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Protesters at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
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The comments come after pro-choice protesters staged demonstrations outside the homes of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend. On Monday night, protesters also staged a protest outside the home of Judge Samuel Alito.

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Alito is the author of the draft majority opinion, which was released to the public last week.

“We hold that deer and Casey must be overturned,” wrote Judge Samuel Alito in the document, titled “Opinion of the Court” for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “It is time to respect the Constitution and to return the question of abortion to the elected representatives of the people. representatives. »

If Roe v. Wade was canceled, abortions would be left to the states to decide.

Meanwhile, outside the nation’s capital, an arsonist threw at least one Molotov cocktail into an office of Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), a pro-life activist group. Police are investigating the incident as arson and have linked it to the aftermath of the leaked draft notice.

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The president “firmly” condemned the attack and the “political violence on all sides”.

“The President has made it clear throughout his career in public life that Americans have a fundamental right to speak out under the Constitution, regardless of their views,” the White House said in a statement. . “But such expression must be peaceful and free from violence, vandalism or attempts to intimidate.”

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