Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called out President Joe Biden for refusing to “condemn” violence from pro-abortion protesters who have been targeting U.S. Supreme Court justices and their families.
According to a report by Breitbart News, the protesters have been provoked by the leak of a document from Justice Samuel Alito that is a first draft of a majority opinion indicating the nation’s high court might overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
The court has received intense backlash from those who claim this will cause death and a revocation of women’s rights, saying that women have the right to terminate their pregnancies as was decided in the 1973 decision.
Cruz noted during his interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” that the left-wing groups who were attempting to intimidate justices into changing their votes.
According to the Texas senator, the White House not condemning the violent threats was “shameful.” He went on to urge President Joe Biden to do something, saying that not speaking was “literally threatening the lives of these justices.”
“We have got left-wing groups now that have published the addresses of justices,” Cruz lamented. “The intent of this clerk was to bully and threaten and intimidate the justices to changing their votes. And I got to say, this week, it was shameful that the White House refused to condemn violent protesters threatening the families of the Supreme Court.
“It is disgraceful,” he continued. “And Joe Biden used to be chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Joe Biden knows it’s disgraceful. He’s literally threatening the lives of these justices by the mob they’re unleashing.
“It’s the same thing we saw with Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, where the left embraced them. And now they’re embracing mob violence to get their partisan outcome.”