Quick Look at US Code Makes Jen Psaki’s 'Answer' on Targeting Justices at Home so Much Worse

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We’ve reported this week on how White House press secretary Jen Psaki has been asked multiple times about various aspects of the story that broke Monday about the Supreme Court leak regarding the draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito in which he declared “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”

On Wednesday, Psaki gave a very troubling answer when questioned on whether the Biden White House would view a majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade as a “legitimate” ruling. She refused to give a straight “yes” or “no” answer, and instead pivoted to how things would supposedly take a dire turn for women in at least “half” the states in America if the draft majority opinion held.

Things got even more shameful on Thursday when Psaki was asked about the admitted plans by the radical leftist group “Ruth Sent Us” to target and march outside of the private homes of some of the conservative Justices, whose addresses were partially shared complete with maps by the militant left-wing agitators in a clear attempt at intimidating them over the Mississippi pro-life case currently before the court.

Not only did Psaki decline to condemn the leak, but she repeatedly refused to condemn the planned “protests” outside of the Justices homes.

“Peaceful protest is not extreme,” she told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy. And then later, when pressed on whether President Biden thought it was okay to target Justices at their homes where in some instances there are small children, Psaki said “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest. I want it — we want it, of course, to be peaceful. And certainly, the President would want people’s privacy to be respected. But I think we shouldn’t lose the point here …”

Keep in mind that as you read her incredible answers that they came just a day or so after Joe Biden went off on “MAGA” conservatives, proclaiming “This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history. Recent American history.”

In addition to Psaki’s answers being the equivalent of the White House giving their enthusiastic seal of approval to the “peaceful protesters” who will descend on the homes of the Justices like rabid wolves next Wednesday, what was also troubling about what Psaki told the reporters who asked her specific questions about the targeting is the fact that she’s either apparently either unaware or is being willfully ignorant of the U.S. Code on demonstrations launched in front of the homes of judges and anyone involved in court proceedings with the intent to influence their decision:

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.

Nothing in this section shall interfere with or prevent the exercise by any court of the United States of its power to punish for contempt.

Here’s a screengrab of it for good measure:

Now, let’s pause for a moment and think about what the reactions would be from the left and the media, including the MSNBC hosts who Psaki will work alongside when her next gig begins if Kayleigh McEnany or Donald Trump gave nods of approval to any “MAGA” group that planned on camping out at the homes of liberal judges or Justices at any point during his time in office. They would be absolutely hysterical and accuse the Trump administration of trying to “incite” people to harass, intimidate and possibly harm jurists.

But because we’re talking about abortion here, all the talk we’ve heard over the last year and a half or so from Democrats and the media about how dangerous it was to allegedly “disrespect democracy” and “undermine our sacred institutions” has suddenly flown out the window.

Just beyond shameless they’d promote unlawful actions. And worse, potentially dangerous actions, too. But it’s apparently okay or something now because #priorities and stuff. If something, God forbid, happens to these Justices, can we look to these same people to yell “insurrection” accusations and apologize for their role in fomenting it? Of course not. Because, as we’ve noted before, if Democrats did haven’t double standards they’d have none at all.

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