Democrats and Republican lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday condemned protests outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
A liberal pro-abortion group demonstrated outside Kavanaugh’s home on Monday in response to a Supreme Court decision refusing to take a significant abortion ban in Texas.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in opening remarks during a committee hearing on September 14, “This protest is another blatant attempt to intimidate anyone who disagrees with the radical agenda pushed by the judiciary and partisan advocates.” Looks like.”
Grassley noted that the group’s leader, ShutdownDC, had recently pleaded no contest to charges of criminal trespass and was told to stay away from the wife of Sen. John Hawley (R-Mo.).
“These groups do it for partisan purposes, they want to intimidate judges into ruling in line with their liberal agenda,” Grassley said.
ShutdownDC did not respond to a request for comment.
“We all know that you have a hard mental asylum to get into this business, but from my point of view it is absolutely unacceptable, to include the family or their household of any prominent public figure, or criminalize yourself. to engage in trespass. Political freedom of speech,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). “There are fair places to express myself and I do not believe that a person’s home or their family should be fair game.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) also criticized the protest.
Leahy said, “You can put your opinion about one of us in the ballot box, you can write the letter, but trying to scare the family or anything like that is wrong.”
Chief Justice John Roberts earlier last year appointed then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Dn.
“You have unleashed the tornado and you will pay the price. If you go ahead with these terrible decisions, you will not know what damage you have done,” Schumer said.
In a rare rebuke shortly after, Roberts denounced Schumer’s rhetoric.
“The judges know that criticism comes with territory, but such threatening statements from the highest levels of government are not only unwarranted, they are dangerous. All members of the court can do their work from any field, without fear or favour. Will continue to do so,” Roberts said.
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