AFTER MURDER ATTEMPT; NANCY PELOSI AND DEMONSTRATORS ENCOURAGE RECKLESS VIOLENCE AGAINST JUDGES
"Demonstrators continue to violate federal laws after a murder attempt on Judge Kavanaugh and the Speaker of the House stalls a bill to protect federal judges to pressure Kavanaugh and other judges, it seems, to bend to the violence or theat of violence, " says Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate.
House Democrats on Wednesday stalled a bill that would have provided additional security for Supreme Court Justices on the same day a man was arrested for attempting to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made a unanimous consent request on the House floor to bring up S. 4160 for a vote. S. 4160, which passed the Senate by a unanimous vote, would have allocated additional security for the justices' family members.
Despite McCarthy's request, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats failed to comply with McCarthy's proposal to bring the bill to vote.
McCarthy condemned the House Democrats for their refusal to vote on the bill and noted that their refusal came on the same day a man was arrested for plotting to kill Justice Kavanaugh.
In the early morning hours Wednesday, law enforcement arrested a man near Kavanaugh's Maryland home. Authorities later charged the California man with attempted murder. McCarthy said:
Earlier today, a man was arrested for plotting to kill justice Kavanaugh. Over a month ago, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to provide more security for Supreme Court justices and their family. But House Democrats have let that Bill gather dust. This is the same party whose heated rhetoric has encouraged political pressure on conservative justices.