Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh showed up at the back door of a steakhouse in Washington, DC, when a group of protesters gathered outside to protest against his vote to oust Roe v. Wade to throw off, Politico and activists reported.
Kavanaugh was eating at Morton’s restaurant in downtown Washington on Wednesday night when protesters arrived, according to Politico. They called the driver to tell him to kick Kavanaugh out – and later tweeted that the court soon slipped backwards, which Politico confirmed.
Kavanaugh did not comment on the incident, but Morton’s was furious.
““Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all our other patrons at the restaurant were excessively harassed by illegal protesters while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” a representative said in a statement to Politico.
“Politics, regardless of your side or views, do not trample on the freedom of the right to meet and dine together. There is a time and place for everything. “Disrupting the dinner of all our customers was an act of selfishness and decency,” the statement added.
A source at Politico insisted that Kavanaugh did not see or hear the protesters and cut off his entire meal – with dessert – before dodging from behind to avoid the protesters.
When Fox News reporter Peter Doocy spoke on Friday about the incident, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said: “We condemn any judicial intimidation … we condemn any violence.” As for “peaceful protests,” she added, “people should be allowed to do that … that’s what democracy is.”
Doocy spoke out about judges’ lack of “privacy”.
A debate over the incident erupted on Twitter over Kavanaugh’s right to eat in peace. Some who were furious about the Roe ruling that overturned decades of abortion rights said that Kavanaugh was not helping women regain their freedom of reproduction. But others have choked on Morton’s complaint that their customers’ rights should not be trampled on.
Several mocked that there is nothing specific in the Constitution that guarantees the right to eat in peace, a reference to the justification used by the court’s conservative majority to Roe v. Wade to shower. Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri wrote an article revealing that she, after extensive study, discovered the “right to sit together and have dinner is actually not can be found anywhere in the Constitution. ”
Some on Twitter have claimed to be in favor of abortion rights fake bookings to strike back at Morton.