White House says it has ‘not seen violence’ against Supreme Court justices

White House says it has ‘not seen violence’ against Supreme Court justices

White House says it has ‘not seen violence’ against Supreme Court justices
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As demonstrations continue in the aftermath of the release of a draft opinion signaling the overturn of Roe v. Wade, the White House said it has “not seen violence” against Supreme Court justices and stressed that it “does not support” violence and vandalism at churches and conservative organizations.

On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the White House has “been clear” that President Biden’s opinion is that “we should not see protests that take the shape of violence, damage, or threats to anyone.”

“That has long been and continues to be his position throughout his career,” Psaki added.

“We have not observed any violence or vandalism against Supreme Court justices,” Psaki added.

“It’s been spotted in Catholic churches. That is inexcusable. That is something that the president opposes “Psaki explained. “It has been observed in conservative groups. That is something we oppose.”

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She said, ” “We understand the drive. We understand your enthusiasm. We appreciate your concern. However, the president’s view is that the protests should be nonviolent.”

Biden “absolutely believes in the Constitutional right to demonstrate,” Psaki said earlier in the day.

Psaki tweeted, “But that should never involve violence, threats, or vandalism.” “Judges serve an extremely essential role in our society, and they must be allowed to carry out their duties without fear of personal harm.”

Anyone who “pickets or parades” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” 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” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such

Over the weekend, pro-choice activists demonstrated outside the houses of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

On Mother’s Day, the pro-abortion organization “Ruth Sent Us,” named after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, called for abortion supporters to congregate outside the houses of the “six extreme Catholics set out to overthrow Roe” and “stand outside or in a nearby Catholic Church.”

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Psaki reiterated the president’s opinion that “violence, threats, and intimidation have no place in political debate,” saying the White House is “absolutely not encouraging anyone to break any laws.”

Meanwhile, an arsonist tossed at least one Molotov cocktail at the office of Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), a pro-life advocacy group, outside the nation’s capital. The event is being investigated as arson and linked to the aftermath of the leaked draft opinion.

The incident, as well as “political violence of any kind,” was “strongly” condemned by the president.

The White House stated in a statement that “the President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the basic freedom to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view.” “However, any speech must be nonviolent, free of violence, damage, or intimidation.”

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