For the last 16 months, we’ve heard little else from Democrats regarding the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot outside of calling it an “insurrection” that was “incited” by allegedly “dangerous” rhetoric uttered by then-President Donald Trump in a speech given at the Ellipse near the White House.
The belief that Trump “incited” people to riot was literally the basis for the Democrats’ second impeachment effort, and since then anyone who agreed with Trump in whole or in part regarding what he felt were questionable, tainted election results has also been treated as an “insurrectionist” and a “threat to democracy.”
Republicans have also been given numerous lectures about how it was important that our “institutions should be respected” rather than undermined and how our “norms must be preserved.”
But in the aftermath of the Supreme Court leak earlier this month in the form of a draft majority opinion that suggested the court was about to overturn 1973’s Roe v. Wade ruling, all that talk about “respecting our institutions and norms” has conveniently been thrown out the window.
As I write this, outraged Democrats and their media allies are pulling out all the stops to intimidate the conservative Justices who — if the draft majority opinion holds — appear to be poised to send the abortion issue back to the states.
Democrat “leaders” are already laying the groundwork for impeaching some of the conservative Justices, proclaiming they “lied” during their confirmation hearings about their thoughts on Roe v. Wade. There has already been an attempt by the Senate to “codify” the landmark ruling — except the Senate legislation actually went much further, which might be one reason why it didn’t get anywhere.
Most disturbingly, however, have been the Biden White House-endorsed demonstrations outside of the homes of some of the conservative Justices, which started after their addresses complete with maps were posted online by the militant abortion group “Ruth Sent Us.”
Unlike protests at a politician’s home, protests at the homes of judges and other members of the court are against the law according to the U.S. code, punishable by fines and/or up to a year in prison. Specifically, here’s what the Code states:
“Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
President Biden has said he’s okay with protests at the Justices’ homes as long as they are “peaceful.” Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has also encouraged them, wrongly equating them to marches he said he’s seen outside of his own home. Other Democrats — many of who have been part of the chorus yelling “insurrection” at Republicans since January 2021 have also lent their voices to agitating enraged activists at a time when tensions are dangerously high.
None of them have condemned the sharing of the Justices’ addresses online, and Twitter, which has said in the past that it is against such things, has done nothing to take down the accounts of those spreading the information.
God forbid anything happens to any of the Justices and/or their family members, but if it does, Democrats will be partially responsible. If Republicans have to be held to an “incitement” standard, so should Democrats, especially considering what they’ve said has been far worse than anything Trump said in that January 2021 speech.
Media analyst Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym Sister Toldjah and is a regular contributor to RedState and Legal Insurrection.