WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was reportedly forced to escape out the back door of a restaurant Wednesday night following harassment from pro-abortion protesters.
The news comes just weeks after Kavanaugh was the subject of an attempted assassination.
Politico’s Friday morning “Playbook” reported that Kavanaugh, who sided with the Court’s majority in ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade late last month, had been eating dinner at Morton’s steakhouse in downtown D.C. Wednesday evening.
After pro-abortion protesters “got a tip” that Kavanaugh was eating at Morton’s, they “soon showed up out front, called the manager to tell him to kick Kavanaugh out and later tweeted that the justice was forced to exit through the rear of the restaurant,” Politico reported.
“We hear Kavanaugh snuck out the back with his security detail,” far-left group Shut Down D.C. said in a tweet, arguing that Morton’s “should be ashamed for welcoming a man who so clearly hates women.”
We hear Kavanaugh snuck out the back with his security detail. @mortons should be ashamed for welcoming a man who so clearly hates women.
— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) July 7, 2022
In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)
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Politico reporter Daniel Lippman confirmed the story Friday, reporting that a representative from Morton’s told him “Politics… should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner.’”
“Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” the spokesman said. “There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”
… “Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”
— Daniel Lippman (@dlippman) July 8, 2022
The disruption of Kavanaugh’s dinner was met with mockery from leftist commentators, who derided the justice for helping to overturn Roe v. Wade and argued he had no right to eat at a public restaurant without facing harassment.
During a Friday press conference, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Biden administration press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to weigh in on the incident.
Jean-Pierre said the White House condemns intimidation and violence, but stopped short at condemning “peaceful” protests, including those outside restaurants.
“So these Justices, because protesters do not agree with an opinion… have no right to privacy?” Doocy asked.
“This is what a democracy is,” Jean-Pierre said, adding that “of course people have a right to privacy, but people also have a right to be able to protest peacefully.”
“It’s the intimidation and the violence that we condemn,” she said.
Doocy to Karine Jean-Pierre: “Does the President think it’s appropriate for abortion rights protesters to intimidate Supreme Court Justices when they are out to eat?” pic.twitter.com/IAzZfY8jF1
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 8, 2022
Jean-Pierre’s comments came after former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared to condone protests outside the homes of pro-life Supreme Court justices ahead of the Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Asked whether the Biden administration supported activists publicizing the private addresses of Supreme Court justices to encourage protests at their homes, Psaki said the government did not “have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.”