Shortly after Politico published the U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked Dobbs v. Jackson opinion draft last Monday, leftists took to the streets to express their outrage that SCOTUS plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Since the first night when pro-abortion supporters picketed in front of the barricades protecting the Supreme Court, radical pro-abortion groups, some with communist undertones, sicced their supporters on conservative justices with hopes of intimidating them into changing their minds. They shared the justices’ alleged home addresses and even bribed people to participate with stipends.
Other groups focused on targeting pro-life religious institutions. Catholic churches and pregnancy centers were vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti.
While he was quick to threaten to reject the court’s “continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights,” the “deeply Catholic” President Joe Biden has yet to personally and publicly denounce the political violence perpetrated by his supporters.
In addition to refusing to condemn the SCOTUS leak or investigate it as a crime, the Biden administration did not even acknowledge the attacks until Fox News’s Peter Doocy demanded comment from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki last week.
“Do you think that progressive activists that are now planning protests outside some of the justices’ houses are extreme?” he asked during a White House press briefing.
“Peaceful protest? No, peaceful protest is not extreme,” Psaki replied.
The pair volleyed back and forth about the dangers associated with organized intimidation of SCOTUS justices before Psaki admitted that “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.”
“We obviously want people’s 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 said. “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 had been law for 50 years — their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own health care — are at risk. That’s why people are protesting. They’re unhappy. They’re scared.”
Days after the violence and destruction, however, Psaki reversed course and issued a statement condemning “violence, threats, or vandalism” on Twitter.
“.@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety,” she wrote.
Despite increasing calls for the president to denounce the violence, Biden has yet to personally call for peace.
Democrats tried to impeach former President Donald Trump for “inciting a riot” on Jan. 6, 2021. They accused him of egging on his supporters even though he called for peace in a video that was quickly censored by Big Tech.
When it comes to Biden and the leftists-endorsed violence over the Dobbs decision, however, many of those same Democrats refuse to hold the president accountable and have joined in the battle cries for destruction themselves.
Jordan Boyd is a staff writer at The Federalist and co-producer of The Federalist Radio Hour. Her work has also been featured in The Daily Wire and Fox News. Jordan graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow her on Twitter @jordanboydtx.