Democrats Oppose Bill Supplying Extra Security for Supreme Court Justices

Pelosi and House Democrats fail to bring the bill to a vote.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Democrats have blocked a bill allocating further security for Supreme Court Justices upon the assassination attempt on Brett Kavanaugh, according to a report from Breitbart.
  • Republican Kevin McCarthy requested bill SB4160 go up for a vote, having originally passed through the Senate unanimously.
  • The legislation would provide extra security for Supreme Court Justices “equivalent to the legislative and executive branches.”
  • McCarthy rebuked Democratic defiance, addressing the House’s rejection of the bill that took place the same day as the assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • “They have let that Bill gather dust,” stated McCarthy, highlighting Democratic noncompliance.
  • Upon Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer’s statement that conservative Supreme Court Justices will “pay the price” for their abortion stance, McCarthy responded saying there is “a duty to protect the court, the justices, and their families from political violence and intimidation. And we can meet that duty tonight before the House adjourns by sending this bill to the President’s desk.”
REPUBLICAN RESPONSE TO DEMOCRAT LEADERS:
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also condemned the Democrats for their lack of voting, saying, “House Democrats have spent weeks blocking the measure that passed [in the Senate] unanimously related to security for Supreme Court justices. That needs to change, and it needs to change right now….”
  • Senator Jon Coryn from Texas asserted that “these threats to the Justices’ lives are horrifyingly real, and it’s unconscionable for House Democrats to leave their families without police protection for even one more day.”
  • “President Biden needs to personally and forcefully condemn violence and threats against Supreme Court Justices – his oath of office demands nothing less,” stated Ben Sasse, a Republican Senator from Nebraska.
BACKGROUND:
  • A man armed with a gun, knife, screwdriver, zip ties, and other items was arrested Wednesday, June 9, after threatening to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • The incident comes after months of abortion protests outside the justice’s home in reaction to the expected overturn of Roe v. Wade, a monumental abortion-rights decision.
  • The Biden administration has continually encouraged such protests, although it is a criminal offense to protest outside the home of a federal judge in order to pressure or influence a judicial decision.
  • Notoriously leftist CNN has also stated the Democratic party is hypocritical in its actions, blaming right-wing mobs for violence but turning a blind eye to its own support of “intimidating” and threatening protests.