Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took a stand on Sunday to state that he had absolutely zero patience for these protesters who are attempting to threaten and strongarm the Supreme Court Justices by making threats and shows of violence after making their way into private neighborhoods to stake out their personal residences.
“We can’t tolerate intimidation as a political tool It’s 1 thing to peacefully demonstrate & another to undermine institutions like SCOTUS+harass justices at home bc of a decision u might not like And ANYONE making threats of violence should be arrested & prosecuted,” stated Grassley in a tweet.
We can’t tolerate intimidation as a political tool It’s 1 thing to peacefully demonstrate & another to undermine institutions like SCOTUS+harass justices at home bc of a decision u might not like And ANYONE making threats of violence should be arrested & prosecuted
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) May 8, 2022
These statements from Grassley come to light after large groups of pro-abortion protesters organized and executed large demonstrations directly outside the private homes of the more conservative SCOTUS justices in attempts to protest the leaked early-decision draft that was made public last week. Said draft, which was authored by Justice Samuel Alito, seemed to state that the high court was possibly going to try and overturn a pair of landmark abortion rulings, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
The organizers of the protests, a radical pro-abortion group named “Ruth Sent Us,” –named after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg– gave out a set of maps that highlighted the general locations of the homes of the more conservative justices, which pushed Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy to demand a response from Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Doocy: "He doesn't care if [abortion activists are] protesting outside the Supreme Court or.. someone's private residence?"
Psaki: "I don't have an official…position on where people protest…We want it…to be peaceful….[They're] protesting is b/c women…are worried[.]" pic.twitter.com/2K5hC5Il9u
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 5, 2022
“He doesn’t care if they’re protesting outside the Supreme Court or outside someone’s private residence?” questioned Doocy.
“I don’t have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest,” answered Psaki. “I want it — we want it of course to be peaceful … I think we shouldn’t lose the point here, the reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights that have been law for 50 years. Their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own health care are at risk. That’s why people are protesting — they’re unhappy, they’re scared.”
To go along with the protesting taking place just outside of the private residences of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, other groups of pro-abortion protesters have taken it upon themselves to storm and disrupt church services as well.
“A pro-abortion group is not only calling for the targeting of justices at their homes for protests but declaring ‘We’ll be burning the Eucharist’ to protest the Catholic Church’s view of abortion as a sin. It is the liberating license of rage,” claimed Jonathan Turley, a law professor for George Washington University, via Twitter.
“Protesters have blocked church’s before Mother’s Day services,” he added. “Much like targeting the homes of justices, these protests are not designed to change minds but to vent rage. The Church has opposed abortion as a sin for centuries as a matter of faith.”