White House Refuses to Condemn Efforts to Intimidate SCOTUS Justices

Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, refused to comment on whether President Joe Biden condemned attempts to intimidate Supreme Court justices through posting their addresses online and protesting outside of their homes.

Ruth Sent Us is left-leaning group published the home addresses of the court’s six conservative justices online, called them “extremist,” and on Tuesday announced a May 11 protest outside their homes after a leaked draft opinion revealed the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade Monday. Psaki refused to say whether Biden supported the group’s actions in a Thursday press conference.

“Look, I think the president’s view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document,” Psaki said when asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy whether Biden supported these actions.

“We obviously want people’s privacy to be respected. We want people to protest peacefully if they want to—to protest,” Psaki said. “That is certainly what the president’s view would be.”

Psaki said the protests occurring at justices’ homes that day were peaceful, not extreme, and added that people were protesting because they were afraid they were going to lose their rights.

Conservative legal commentators condemned Psaki’s refusal to condemn the intimidation attempt.

“Disgusting that the White House is refusing to condemn this,” said Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino.

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