“I don’t want us to become a fascist administration where people aren’t allowed to demonstrate or speak out again,” Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan said.
Rules for thee and not for me?
The Democratic Party in Washington has delivered a statement in support of the rallies outside the homes of six conservative Supreme Court justices that took place earlier this week.
However, even though federal law stipulates that “Whoever […] with the intent of influencing any judge […] near a building or domicile occupied or used by such judge […] shall be punished […] or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both,” the nod of approval comes even though the law is in effect.
“I understand that there has been a great deal of outrage about the nonviolent protests that have taken place so far,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Tuesday. “We fully welcome that outside of judges’ homes, and that is certainly the president’s view,” she said.
As the day progressed, this message could be heard throughout Capitol Hill.
Several senators, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have stated that “I believe that the best place to demonstrate is on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
A few years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that abortion protesters, those who oppose people being allowed to obtain abortions, were prohibited from approaching women entering Planned Parenthood clinics within 35 feet of them, and I am extremely concerned about this decision “The senator from Massachusetts went on to say more.