White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet that Biden supports the peaceful choice protests, but condemns any violence, threats, or vandalism.
.@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) May 9, 2022
In other words, President Biden supports the First Amendment, but people shouldn’t do anything illegal or jeopardize the safety of judges.
Psaki’s tweet should not be controversial, especially since the last president wanted to mobilize the military and shoot George Floyd protesters.
The Biden administration is correct. The American people have a right to protest the theft of rights of a majority of the popularity by an unelected and unaccountable Supreme Court majority that has a lifetime appointment to the bench.
The Biden administration tweet appears to be a response to Sen. Ted Cruz and others on the right who are claiming that President Biden is mobilizing mobs of people to attack Supreme Court justices.
President Biden respects the constitutional rights of all Americans, and that includes the right to safely protest against a draft majority opinion by the Supreme Court overturning Roe.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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