Schumer Laughs About Protests at SCOTUS Justices' Homes as Justice Alito Goes Into Hiding

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The Democrats don’t seem to care about protecting the integrity of another branch of government, the Supreme Court. Rather, they seem content allowing the Court to be intimidated during consideration of a pending decision, simply declaring “peaceful protest” much as CNN did during the BLM/Antifa riots.


As we reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was encouraging the protests to specifically change the opinion of the Court, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is treating the Court’s safety and integrity as though it’s just about a battle with the Republicans and she has no responsibility to the Court or the law.

Reporters also asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer what he thought about the protests. After the leak, Schumer leveled a veiled threat at the justices by claiming that some of them had lied to the members of the Senate which was itself a lie. In his latest remarks, Schumer downplayed the threats to the justices, saying he was constantly being protested and didn’t address the law that prohibits such protest meant to influence judges. He also laughed about the protests.

“That’s the American way to peacefully protest,” Schumer said.

No, it isn’t the “American way” to protest at people’s homes or to obstruct justice in a pending case. And it’s not the American way to laugh at intimidating the Supreme Court. It’s wrong to go to a politician’s home but at least they are supposed to be subject to political opinion. The courts are not, they are supposed to be a bastion of independence, apart from politics. Decisions are not supposed to be forced upon a judge by a mob. That’s why there’s a federal law against it.


That’s why the polls are resoundingly rejecting this Democratic approach and protests at the homes of the justices. It’s the American way to support the rule of law that Democrats are ignoring here. Can we say supporting insurrection?

Schumer treats it all very lightly, as though there are no concerns despite the threats that have been made to the judges on social media. Justice Samuel Alito — who wrote the leaked draft opinion — has reportedly had to flee his home, according to Katie Pavlich, who confirmed it with law enforcement and noted that our Townhall colleague Rebecca Downs has also received threats just for reporting it.

Yet Schumer laughs and doesn’t take it seriously. Who is it that is trashing norms again?


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