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(LifeSiteNews) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday refused to condemn the harassment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a D.C. restaurant last week, backing up a mocking comment made by his homosexual “husband.”
On Wednesday, Justice Kavanaugh was reportedly forced to escape out the back door of a Morton’s restaurant in Washington, D.C. due to harassment from pro-abortion protesters, LifeSiteNews reported. The incident came just weeks after Kavanaugh was the subject of an attempted assassination.
Kavanaugh was one of five Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in the crucial Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case late last month, generating the ire of pro-abortion activists who insist that killing an unborn baby should still be regarded as a fundamental right.
On social media, the disruption of Kavanaugh’s dinner last week was met with mockery from leftist commentators, who argued the justice had no right to eat at a public restaurant without facing harassment.
“Sounds like he just wanted some privacy to make his own dining decisions,” joked Chasten Buttigieg, the homosexual “husband” of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, in a July 8 tweet.
The Transportation Secretary’s “partner” was blasted for appearing to endorse harassment of a Supreme Court Justice, with former Trump adviser Stephen Miller slamming the comment as “wildly irresponsible.”
Sounds like he just wanted some privacy to make his own dining decisions. https://t.co/pAUiYqxIHT
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) July 8, 2022
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Pete Buttigieg responded to questions regarding Chasten’s remark.
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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While denouncing violence and intimidation, the homosexual Biden official made the case that “peacefully protesting outside in a public space” falls under First Amendment protections.
Conservative commentators, including Fox News’ Dana Perino and The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles, have pointed out that the First Amendment does not give Americans the right to protest judges in or near their homes or buildings occupied by them.
During the interview, however, Buttigieg also indicated his ideological agreement with the protesters who disrupted Kavanaugh’s dinner, arguing that “these protesters are upset because a right, an important right that the majority of Americans’ support, was taken away.”
Buttigieg’s comments came after far-left group ShutDownDC publicly offered $50 to $200 to anyone reporting a “sighting” of a conservative Supreme Court justice in a public venue.
ShutDownDC posted the bounty on Twitter last Friday. The tweet, directed to Washington, D.C. service workers, reads, “If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts [direct message] us with the details! We’ll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message.”
Responding to a tweet that said the organization was putting a bounty on the justices, ShutDownDC tweeted, “No, we’re putting a bounty on their dinners.”
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