President Joe Biden remained silent over the weekend as pro-abortion rioters threatened churches and terrorized Supreme Court justices in effort to intimidate members of the high bench over a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Law enforcement officials in New York and Pittsburg beefed up weekend security for churches after a shady radical pro-abortion group, Ruth Sent Us, called on supporters to picket religious institutions, especially Catholic ones. In Boulder, Colo., a Catholic church was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti Tuesday night, although it’s unclear who’s responsible for the damage.
“Whether you’re a ‘Catholic for Choice,’ ex-Catholic, of other or no faith, recognize that six extremist Catholics set out to overturn Roe,” the group tweeted Tuesday ahead of the holiday weekend. “Stand at or in a local Catholic Church Sun May 8. #WarOnWomen #MothersDayStrike.”
The same group rallied its supporters to protest at the six right-leaning Supreme Court justices’ homes. Those are the justices most likely to concur with a majority opinion overturning the landmark decision in Roe that forced states to allow abortion access until the moment of birth.
“Our 6-3 extremist Supreme Court routinely issues rulings that hurt women, racial minorities, LGBTQ+ and immigrant rights. We must rise up to force accountability using a diversity of tactics,” reads the group’s website, including a link to the justices’ suspected addresses. Stipends were offered to artists who joined their crusade of judicial intimidation, which is explicitly prohibited under federal law as obstruction of justice.
Proponents of abortion picketed at the justices’ homes anyway. Five justices were named on a majority draft opinion from February leaked on Monday last week overturning the 1973 case as ruling precedent. Chief Justice John Roberts, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, remained undecided at the time the opinion was written. Members may have changed their minds since the ruling was authored by Justice Samuel Alito and may still change until the final draft is published by the court this summer. That’s one goal of the violent pressure tactics: to overturn the rule of American law and allow a tiny minority to control the nation.
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki endorsed the activists’ intimidation tactics. The radical protestors’ website giving the alleged addresses of Supreme Court justices has since been taken down by Google.
“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 said when challenged on the administration’s silence Thursday, refusing to condemn the already transpiring political violence. “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.”
Biden’s sideways endorsement marks a stark contrast from President Donald Trump’s reaction when he demanded supporters go home when they flooded the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Within moments of Congress dispersing to a protected bunker, Trump demanded those on the Capitol who breached the complex before he finished his White House speech to leave the grounds in a video address suppressed by censors on Twitter.
President Biden’s complicity with protestors going after Supreme Court justices and their families at private residences is not out of character for the 79-year-old. He branded himself as Mr. Civility while writing off half the country as white supremacist on his Inauguration Day and prophesied death for the unvaccinated before Christmas.
On Wednesday, Biden vilified pro-life activists as deplorable beyond extremist, violent groups such as Antifa and the Ku Klux Klan.
“This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history, in recent American history,” Biden said.
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]