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On Wednesday, The ReidOut blogger Ja’han Jones published an article outlining a new Senate bill designed to protect family members of Supreme Court justices from threats, intimidation and violence, such as a “cowardly response” and an “embarrassment”.
Jones explained that the bill, backed by Democrats, is cowardly because it shows Democrats caving in to “right-wing pressure” based on “unsubstantiated claims” that left-wing pro-abortion protesters are promoting “the anarchy”.
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The author began his blog by describing “The Supreme Court’s Parity Policing Act” as “an unusually bipartisan – and loose – response to recent nonviolent protests outside the homes of some justices, sparked by a proposed leaked notice that revealed court will likely strike down abortion rights.”
Jones added, “It’s embarrassing for everyone involved, and Democrats in particular should be ashamed.”
His point was for Democrats to fall for the fake scandal generated by the conservative media to distract from the leak by backing this bill.
The author went on to slam Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.’s sincere support for the bill. Jones recalled how Coons, who introduced the bill, described it as an “unfortunate necessity” to tackle “extremes on both sides of the political spectrum.”
Coons used the example of the family of newly appointed Supreme Court appointee Ketanji Brown Jackson and their television exposure during Jackson’s confirmation hearing to explain his point. “If the families of Supreme Court justices have the same profile and exposure as our government’s most senior officials, they deserve the same level of protection,” Coons had said, but Jones wasn’t buying it.
“But try as he may to make the bill an urgent bipartisan issue, it seems obvious the Democrats are just succumbing to pressure from the right – and providing more fodder for Republicans who are tarring progressive protests with unfounded claims of lawlessness. “, assumed the author. .
He then argued that if Coons was concerned about Jackson’s family, “then he and other Democrats would have passed the measure — you know, by the time his confirmation was actually happening.”
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Jones concluded with a searing indictment of Senate Democrats on the issue:
“All of this is especially embarrassing for Democrats, who regularly – and rightly – complain about conservative obstruction of Congress. Now they boast that they passed a performative bill that coddles right-wing justices – without doubt the most oppressive forces in American society today. . Not a good look.”
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