Biden press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday that the administration does in fact support, and “encourage”, so-called “peaceful protests” outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.
The characteristically snarky Psaki was dismissive of “outrage” over the mob’s thuggish efforts to intimidate an independent branch of government, Breitbart reported.
Biden’s all for it
Biden had signaled solidarity last week with the “passion” of pro-abortion extremists angered by a leaked opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
But as criticism of Biden’s kid-gloved response to the “protests” mounted, Psaki affirmed Monday that judges “must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety” in a rather abstract statement that many interpreted as condemnation, even though Psaki did not call out the mob threatening the justices.
Those who took her vague, equivocal comments as a sign that Biden was putting the mob at a distance were corrected the next day, as Psaki asserted that the “protests” outside of justices’ homes have been “peaceful to date,” despite the obviously menacing intent of the “protesters.”
Psaki said that Biden is both against “violence, threats, and intimidation of any kind” and for the mob’s intimidation, which Psaki said Biden wants to “encourage.” She laughed off “outrage” in response to the “protests.”
“So I know that there’s an outrage right now, I guess, about protests that have been peaceful to date, and we certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges’ homes, and that’s the president’s position,” she said.