On the House floor, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) requested unanimous approval to bring up S. For a vote, dial 4160. S. 4160, which was unanimously approved by the Senate, would have provided enhanced security for the judges’ families.
Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats declined to comply with McCarthy’s request to put the measure to a vote, despite McCarthy’s request.
BREAKING: House Democrats just BLOCKED a bill to provide more security for Supreme Court justices and their families.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 9, 2022
This passed unanimously in the Senate, yet Speaker Pelosi refuses to bring it up for a vote—despite today's foiled plot to kill Justice Kavanaugh. Shameful. pic.twitter.com/W94z8xh90u
McCarthy chastised House Democrats for refusing to vote on the bill, noting that their reluctance occurred on the same day a man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh.
A guy was detained earlier today on suspicion of planning to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh. A law to provide extra protection for Supreme Court judges and their families was overwhelmingly enacted by the Senate over a month ago. However, House Democrats have ignored the Bill. This is the same party whose inflammatory rhetoric has emboldened conservative judges to face political pressure.
President Joe Biden’s White House supported protests on the front steps of judges’ houses, as McCarthy pointed out.
McCarthy also called attention to Democrat Senate Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) remarks that conservative judges will pay a price for producing an abortion judgment that he disagreed with.
Since extremist pro-abortion protestors were incensed by the Supreme Court’s leaked judgment that would overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade, their residences have been the subject of protests.
These extremist demonstrators have demonstrated in front of the houses of Justices Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice Roberts since the leaked opinion.
McCarthy isn’t the only Republican to criticize House Democrats for preventing the measure from being debated on the floor. Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Leader, had harsh words for Pelosi and her allies.