Turns out that the intimidation of others is only frowned upon in certain situations. That was seemingly made clear by Jen Psaki, who while being set to leave the White House in a few days, is still in the position of voicing the stance of the President on all matters. She was at the helm regarding the planned protests at the homes of Supreme Court Justices.
The White House gave the okay for dangerous insurrectionists to target the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices. Arm the justices and their families.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 6, 2022
During a press briefing, Psaki refused to condemn the actions of a radical leftist group in revealing the personal home addresses of every conservative Supreme Court Justice. Fox News has more on this:
Twitter users were shocked when White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not explicitly condemn pro-abortion activists planning to target Supreme Court justices’ homes to protest the possible overturning of Roe v Wade.
During the Thursday White House press briefing, Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki about the Biden administration’s official thoughts on leftists posting a map with the home addresses of the Supreme Court justices after a draft opinion to end Roe v Wade was leaked earlier this week. Protests have also been planned at Catholic churches this upcoming Mother’s Day.
Her response was, shall we say, troubling. In fact, it seems completely crazy for any rational, free-thinking person to respond in such a way. She started off by seeming to side with the protestors and the radical left group:
She began by showing sympathy for the protesters, “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’s response seemed to indicate a lack of concern for the safety of the justices. Psaki coolly acknowledged, “We obviously want peoples’ privacy to be respected. We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest. That is certainly what the president’s view would be.”
She was given another chance to adjust her response which actually made things worse because she confirmed the ignorance of herself and the White House. Also on full display was the lack of respect they had for the highest court in the nation.
Doocy pressed her once more, “So he doesn’t care if they’re protesting outside the Supreme Court or outside someone’s private residence?”
“I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” she said, adding, “We want it, of course, to be peaceful” and Biden “would want people’s privacy to be respected.”
To wrap things up, she wanted to make it abundantly clear that the president was on the side of the protestors, not the Supreme Court.
Psaki then concluded with some serious sympathy with the protesters’ cause: “But 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 fifty years.
“Their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own healthcare are at risk. That’s why people are protesting. They’re unhappy, they’re scared,” she added.
If these statements are to be believed, it seems the White House is alright with protests crossing the line, so long as the people doing it are unhappy or scared. Sounds like good public policy to me.
You can check out a clip of it here:
Doocy: “These activists posted a map with the home addresses of the Supreme Court justices. Is that the sort of thing this President wants?”
Psaki: “I think the President’s view is that there is a lot of passion.”
Disgusting that the White House is refusing to condemn this. pic.twitter.com/i5ErEBZ25X
— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) May 5, 2022
Response to this was swift and strong.
Does anyone in the Biden Admin have the courage & decency to speak out in defense of the physical safety of our nine Supreme Court Justices? The doxing & intimidation campaign targeting these Justices is illegal & Jen Psaki just used her platform to green light it.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) May 6, 2022
So Jen Psaki is okay with peaceful protests outside of her home? Is that the official White House position? #SCOTUS
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 6, 2022
This Twitter user sums up what many of us are thinking. That the president may have given the OK for radicals to take things even further.
The White House is running the risk of someone getting hurt based on their endorsed rhetoric and it’s scary. Period.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 6, 2022
Mike Davis, former chief counsel for nominations on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary highlighted the fact that what Biden is hinting at is actually against the law.
DOOCY: “So he doesn’t care if they’re protesting outside the Supreme Court or outside [a justice’s] private residence?”
PSAKI: “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.”
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) May 6, 2022
The fact that there was not a hard and fast condemnation of this doxxing proves the lack of strength we have in positions of leadership in this nation. We are talking about human beings, with real families and spouses that reside in these homes. The fact that the White House cannot see value in people in the way of their agenda is cause for real concern.