Last week, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made it clear during several press briefings that the White House was not interested in condemning pro-abortion activists who have decided to protest outside of the home of several of the sitting conservative Supreme Court justices.
“I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” Psaki said when asked about the disturbing situation earlier this month. “I want it — we want it, of course, to be peaceful. And certainly, the President would want people’s privacy to be respected.”
She added: “I think we shouldn’t lose the point here: The reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights that have been law for 50 years.”
That answer didn’t sit well with most on the political right, but according to Newsmax, it also caught the attention of Bill Maher, a diehard liberal Democrat who certainly isn’t afraid to criticize his own party when it needs to be criticized, which, these days, is quite frequently.
“It’s wrong. It’s intimidation. It’s against the law,” Maher reportedly said during his show, likely referencing existing federal laws that prohibit protests outside of sitting judge’s homes.
Many share Maher’s viewpoint on the situation, as the aforementioned federal law seems clear in its language:
“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.”
The protesters in front of the homes of multiple SCOTUS justices are clearly in direct violation of the federal code, as they’re attempting to influence and intimidate the justices into changing their minds regarding a draft decision that was leaked, which indicated that the high court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade.
Most mainstream media outlets aren’t doing enough to emphasize that even if Roe is overturned, abortion will not suddenly become illegal nationwide, it simply returns abortion laws to the states.