May 9, 2022

Protests Spark at Justice Kavanaugh's Home, Pelosi Calls It "Righteous Anger"

  • The Hill

By: Konrad Holden

In Brief: 
On Monday, an editor for The Daily Signal, said that the protests at Justice Kavanaugh's home in reaction to the leaked draft opinion were “one of the scariest things I’ve ever witnessed.” Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the protests a form of “righteous anger” and said they are just making “their voices heard.” Pelosi also said that she is fighting tooth and nail to “enshrine Roe v. Wade as the law of the land.”

The Background: 
Though most Americans have jobs, very few ever experience protesting mobs outside their doorstep because of the work they do.

For the six conservative-leaning justices on the Supreme Court, this is a reality after a drafted opinion hinted that the court was going to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Left-wing groups have mobilized activists to protest outside the homes of Justices Thomas, Kavanaugh, Alito, Barrett, Gorsuch, and Chief Justice Roberts. One group, Ruth Sent Us, even embedded a Google Map on their website showing the street names of each justice’s home. As of Monday, the map had been removed due to a violation of Google’s Terms of Service.

Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, has called the protests a form of “righteous anger,” saying, "We have been moved by how so many have channeled their righteous anger into meaningful action: planning to march and mobilize to make their voices heard."

Pelosi also accused Republican state legislators across the country of “advancing extreme new laws, seeking to arrest doctors for offering reproductive care, ban abortion entirely with no exceptions, and even charge women with murder who exercise their right to choose."

Notable Quotes: 

“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. 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.” - Douglas Blair, editor at The Daily Signal

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