Republicans Press AG Garland to Prosecute Pro-Abortion Demonstrators Outside Justices’ Homes
House Republicans are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to charge demonstrators over protesting outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices who supported a draft opinion striking down legal protections for abortion.
Failure to do so is “a shameless and implicit endorsement of mob rule in America,” 48 members of Congress said in an open letter (pdf) to the attorney general on May 11, urging him to punish what they called “mobs” in accordance with the law.
The joint letter, led by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), underscored the need to safeguard Section 1507 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code, under which it is a federal crime “to picket or parade outside of a judge’s home, particularly if the intent of such actions are to influence them in the discharge of their official duties.”
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times