White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday declined to condemn plans for protests to take place outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices over leaked draft comments suggesting they have a plan. plan to overthrow Roe sue Wade.
‘Look, I think the president’s point is There’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness by so many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document,” Psaki said. ‘We clearly want everyone’s privacy to be respected.’
She added to the question, asked by Fox News Channel’s Peter Doocy, ‘I don’t have the official position of the US Government on where people protest.’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to condemn on Thursday plans to protest outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices over leaked draft comments suggesting they have a plan. plan to overthrow Roe v. Wade
Pro-choice activists gathered outside the Supreme Court on Thursday. Some activists have suggested protesting outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices in an effort to prevent them from ousting Roe v. Wade
Doocy cited a Fox News report saying that pro-choice activists – nicknamed ‘Ruth Sent Us’, after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Roe proponent – announced the location refers to the home of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel. Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts.
Reports surrounding the leak of Alito’s draft comments – turning over the landmark 1973 abortion case that legalized pregnancy termination nationwide – suggest he will join Barrett , Kavanaugh, Thomas and Gorsuch.
Roberts, who voted with liberals on several key issues like Obamacare, is not expected to overturn the ruling entirely.
‘Is that what this president wants to help your side make their point about?’ Doocy asked during Thursday’s press conference.
‘We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest. That is certainly the view of the president,’ Psaki said.
She continued, ‘I think we shouldn’t lose points here. ‘
“The reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their basic rights – which have been the law for 50 years – their right to choose their bodies and their own health care is at risk.” ‘That’s why people are protesting. They are not happy. They are afraid. ‘
During the meeting, she also suggested that conservatives were making a fuss about the leak.
“I think what’s happening here and what we think is happening here is there’s an attempt to distract from the real issue here, which is the fundamental right,” she told reporters. .
‘I don’t think they’re on the same level. We don’t think they’re on the same level,’ she added.
She pointed out that there has been an investigation from leadership of the Supreme Court and decisions on an investigation will be made by the Justice Department.
“That’s how government is set up,” she noted.
She then reiterated her point that the leak and the contents of the draft should not be equated with seriousness.
‘But at the same time, what we’ve also seen… is a lot of Republicans who are trying to overturn women’s basic rights, trying to make this a leak. This is not about the leak,’ she argued. ‘This is about women’s health and women getting access to health care and doing things with their doctors.’
“And we are working to not allow that to be a distraction,” says Psaki.