Chris Coons, a Democratic Senator of Delaware, skirted and ignored questions about whether protesters that were currently protesting and causing chaos around the private residences of the SCOTUS Justices should be arrested and subsequently prosecuted via federal law.
While making an appearance as a guest on “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Coons bragged about a bill he co-sponsored to try and tighten the security for the homes of the Supreme Court Justices because of the currently ongoing protests plaguing their homes and the attempted assassination plot targeting Justice Brett Kavanaugh that was seemingly foiled this past week. While taking part in the interview, the show’s host, Bret Baier, highlighted that there already exists a provision within current federal law that blocks any and all demonstrations outside the personal residences of jurists with the intent to block or change the outcome of the judicial process.
“We’re getting ready for this ruling, and it’s going to be controversial no matter what happens, if it matches the leaked draft opinion or not. There is this law on the books… should they follow the law, should the Attorney General say, ‘yes arrest those people before something happens?'” questioned Baier.
“Well Bret, I think if the leaked version of the opinion is matched by what would be a remarkable act of judicial activism, conservative judicial activism, there will be understandable anger across the nation. As an elected official, I certainly have had protests outside of my house. Many of us have who serve in Congress or other elected offices. But we need to make sure that all appropriate actions are being taken to ensure the safety of members of our federal judiciary, including Supreme Court justices.”
Democrat Senator Chris Coons won't say if he thinks those illegally protesting outside the homes of Supreme Court justices should be arrested.
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“Ok, so don’t arrest the protesters based on that title, I got it. That’s what you’re saying,” finished Baier.
“Bret, let’s be clear,” Coons interrupted. “I did not say don’t arrest protesters. I am simply saying all appropriate action should be taken to ensure the safety of Supreme Court justices. I’m not going to say this protester or that protester ought to be arrested. I just think that is a judgment call to be made by law enforcement, not by a Senator on a Sunday show.”
“Understood, but they haven’t been arrested yet. Nobody has,” highlighted Baier.