Senate rushes to pass bill that extends security to the families of Supreme Court Justices

Senate rushes to pass bill that extends security to the families of Supreme Court Justices

The United States Senate rushed to pass a bill this week that extends physical security to the families of Supreme Court Justices as the country’s abortion debate heats up amid reports that SCOTUS is prepared to overturn Roe v Wade and protesters gather outside the personal homes of some of the justices.

The bipartisan legislation will provide security details for not just the Supreme Court Justices themselves but also their families amid a slew of protesters have begun gathering to protest the overturning of Roe outside the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts.

The bill was introduced by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX). “We must act to ensure Justices and their families are protected from those who wish to cause them harm by extending Supreme Court police security to family members,” said Cornyn. He cited “the events of the last week” as an important reason the bill is needed immediately.

Douglas Blair, a Daily Signal reporter who witnessed the protesters outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home described what he saw as “scary” when he appeared on Fox and Friends this weekend.

“I did not see Justice Kavanaugh. My hope is that he wasn’t home. My hope is that he was safe with his family somewhere else because it was genuinely one of the scariest things I’ve ever witnessed,” Blair said. “Watching these people yell and scream and try and change the vote of what is most possibly the most important vote in the history of this country: the right to live your life and to have a human being survive in the womb.”

The protests are expected to continue throughout the week after a leaked draft SCOTUS opinion came out last week signaling the Supreme Court is poised to fully reverse Roe v Wade.

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