White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki voiced support for the pro-abortion mobs gathering outside U.S. Supreme Court justices’ homes as the justices are being protected with increased security amid threats against their lives and family members.
“I know that there is an outrage right now about protests that have been peaceful to date,” Psaki said in a May 10 press briefing. “We certainly continue to encourage that outside of judge’s homes.”
Since the Supreme Court’s leaked draft opinion that would return abortion policy to elected representatives through overturning Roe v. Wade, pro-abortionists have vocally and violently expressed their fury in an attempt to influence the court’s decision. Recently, their actions expanded to congregating outside justices’ homes with signs and chanting phrases such as “Our bodies, hands-off.”
Psaki condemned the right wing as hypocrites for criticizing these protests while remaining silent about other public demonstrations, such as those outside homes of school board members or the Michigan secretary of state. However, according to the Federal U.S. Code 1507, it is illegal for anyone to picket or parade outside homes where judges reside “with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge.” The Biden Department of Justice has so far refrained from enforcing this law while angry mobs surround the homes of constitutionalist Supreme Court justices.
A poll conducted by the Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, found that a majority of Americans do not support the protests.
In their survey, they asked 1,000 likely voters for 2022 nationwide the question, “Do you believe that publishing the home addresses of the five U.S. Supreme Court Justices and calling for protests at their private homes is an acceptable way to protest the High Court’s upcoming decision on Roe v. Wade?”
Three-quarters of American voters answered “no.”