Protesters of the right to abort will protest outside the home of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on May 11, 2022 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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The House of Representatives finally approved a bill on Tuesday that a man with a gun, knife, and cable tie would allow a family of Supreme Court judges to be protected 24 hours a week later. Arrested Near Brett Kavanaugh’s House of Justice after threatening to kill justice.
The Senate unanimously passed the bill last month, but the bill declined in the House as the Democratic Party tried to expand the bill to include the protection of the families of court officials.Republicans argued that after being arrested at Kavanaugh’s house, Democrats were essentially trying to intimidate judges as pressure was increased to pass the bill and courts were considering potential possibilities. Breakthrough decision About abortion.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed safety measures at 396-27. All negative votes were from the Democratic Party.
“By passing the bill as it is, we are sending a clear message to the left-wing militants. We cannot intimidate the judges of the Supreme Court,” said Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
The Senate dismissed the Roe v. Wade case and resolved to extend security protection shortly after a draft court opinion leaked that would significantly reduce abortion rights in about half of the state. Proponents of the bill said the threat to judges has increased since then, and protesters may gather outside the home.
“When it comes to protecting court members and their families, we have no time to spare,” said Senator John Cornyn of R-Texas, the sponsor of the bill. “If heaven forbids, if something happens … shame the members of the House of Representatives. It’s their fault that they didn’t act on this common-sense bipartisan bill.”
Democrats said the Supreme Court judges already have 24-hour security details. They also said they supported the expansion of security to nearby families. However, they wanted the “small concessions” to include safety for the families of court officials, such as lawyers, who worked for judges and helped prepare the case.
“The Democratic Party also wants to protect employees and their families who are threatened by right-wing activists,” said D-Calif Rep. Ted Lieu.
But last week’s arrest clearly put a new focus on the bill and put new pressure on Republicans to vote. The Democratic Party said it would pursue the protection of the families of court officials individually.
“We can no longer delay passing the only version of the bill that they would clearly agree with,” Lieu said of Republicans.
In the Kavanaugh case, authorities charged Nicholas John Roske, 26, in Simi Valley, California, with an attempted murder. He was dressed in black and arrived by taxi outside his Maryland home in Cabano around 1 am Wednesday.
According to court documents, he found two US marshal guarding the house, walked in the opposite direction, had suicidal ideation on 911, and said he had plans to kill Kavanaugh.
Roske said he found the address of justice on the Internet.