This administration is now openly encouraging Americans to break federal law.
Not for a second have they discouraged protests outside the homes of our SCOTUS justices.
In fact, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sees no problems with the protests as long as they are peaceful.
She has even stated that is Biden’s position.
Well, peaceful or not, it is against Title 18 of the U.S. Code, Section 1507.
Title 18, Section 1507
The law states, “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.”
Yet, on Friday, this was the response from Jen Psaki, openly stating Joe Biden’s position…
.@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) May 9, 2022
Here is the irony in all of this.
When parents were protesting outside school board members’ homes, which is actually legal, the DOJ jumped all over them.
Psaki even expressed outrage over the protests at school board members’ homes while still encouraging protests outside the homes of our justices.
In part, she responded, “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.”
When a reporter pointed to the federal law, Psaki stated, “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.”
Well, here is the thing, Jen… it doesn’t matter what you think because as long as there is no violence, it is not against the law to conduct those other protests.
It IS, however, against the law to protest outside of the home of a Supreme Court justice to apply pressure to sway opinion.
Much like it does not matter what anyone would prefer the justices do in terms of overturning Roe v. Wade due to it being a 50-year precedent.
The fact of the matter is the precedent was set based on an argument that was completely wrong, so it should, based on the rule of law and the Constitution, be overturned.