Despite the fact that protests outside the personal residences of Federal Judges appear to be illegal (see below), and that the aim is to intimidate the judiciary, the Biden administration continues to encourage “peaceful” protests outside the homes of the Supreme Court justices.
It is very clear that title 18 of the U.S. Code, section 1507, makes protests outside the private residence of a federal judge a federal crime:
“Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
So, what does the Whitehouse not understand? – in plain English – it’s against the law. Why are they urging the public and protestors to face imprisonment or a year in jail or both? Because, they need to keep the focus on “abortion issues” and off of their pitiful administrative record.
The soon to be, outgoing White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, – cares little for the law as does her boss – Joe Biden.
All across the news and social media, mobs of pro-abortion protesters have been consistently recorded gathering outside the homes of Supreme Court justices after the leak of a draft majority opinion by Justice Samuel Alito that would reverse Roe v. Wade (1973).
The protests have been somewhat peaceful, that is if you count shouting obscenities, epithets and vulgarities as such. This in your face approach by the liberal left, is virtually unprecedented as a way to pressure the highest court of the land and is being allowed without comment by the White House.
Psaki is sticking to her talking points, issuing a tweet denouncing violence, but declined to condemn or criticize the protests, all while avoiding a discussion specific to the protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.
Psaki, when ask regarding the WH position on these protests, totally evaded the question by spinning the emotional rationale for the lawlessness, stating:
“I think I said yesterday, but I’m happy to repeat, because I think it’s important for everybody to hear, that the president long-standing view has been that violence, threats, and intimidation of any kind have no place in political discourse. And we believe, of course, in peaceful protest. What I do find is interesting, and I think many people have noted, is that there are voices on the right who have called out this protests that are happening while remaining silent for years on protests that have happened outside the homes of school board members, the Michigan Secretary of State, or including threats made to women seeking reproductive health care [sic], or even an insurrection [sic] against our capitol. So, I know that there’s an outrage right now, I guess, about protests that have been peaceful to date, and we certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes, and that’s the president’s position, but the silence is pretty deafening about all of the other intimidation that we’ve seen to a number of people.”
They have no straight answer, they must deflect at every turn because their party’s administrative history is abysmal. The radical left must resort to pointing the finger everywhere else, such as wrongfully equating business protests with protests of private residences. They are so distraught, as a party, they are attacking the people associated with the issue.
Recently a radio announcer put it this way – “the left loves humanity and hates people” – especially those who don’t agree with how they feel humanity should be molded.
When Psaki was directly asked about the federal law against protests outside judges’ homes, when they are deliberating a case, Psaki again deflected with-
“Well, but I think that intimidation and protest, intimidation outside of the homes of school board members, the Michigan secretary of state, you know, intimidation and threats, against people seeking legal reproductive health care [sic] and against our capitol and American democracy, also warrant some outrage, and we haven’t really seen that.”
Leave it to outgoing Psaki, to follow her bosses lead in making no sense of her response to the question ask. Like the child caught stealing from a store, Psaki instead of addressing her own problem with the law, spins a tail about others who she feels have done far worse and didn’t see any repercussions. This is leftist whining at its best.
Its’ nice to know she will not be trying to give a book report on material that she has never read at least in front of the White House flag anymore. Additionally, her speaking volumes without making sense, or outright ignoring questions ask, is gratefully coming to an end. Now that she is going to a news outlet – America can just change the channel.