Psaki Defends Ability to Protest 'Peacefully' Outside SCOTUS Justices' Homes


White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is facing questions about a call to protest outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.

During a press conference on Thursday, Fox News’ Peter Doocy noted that activists shared the home addresses of the six conservative Supreme Court justices.

He asked, “Is that kind of thing this president wants to help your side make their point?”

“Look, I think the president’s view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document,” Psaki responded.

She continued, “We obviously want people’s privacy to be respected. We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest. That is certainly what the president’s view would be.”

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“So he doesn’t care if they’re protesting outside the Supreme Court or outside someone’s private residence?” Doocy asked.

However, the press secretary said, “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest. We want it, of course, to be peaceful. And certainly, the president would want people’s privacy to be respected.”

“But I think we shouldn’t lose the point here, the reason people are protesting is because women across the country are worried about their fundamental rights that have been law for 50 years — their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own healthcare — are at risk,” she continued.

Psaki added, “That’s why people are protesting. They’re unhappy, they’re scared.”

On Monday, Politico published a report based on a leaked draft of an opinion that appeared to indicate the Supreme Court would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Supreme Court confirmed that the leaked draft was authentic.

However, the statement said that the draft “does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”

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After the draft leaked, a group called “Ruth Sent Us” — which is named after the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — published the addresses of the six conservative justices on the court.

It called for people to protest the draft opinion outside of the justices’ homes.

The group’s Twitter account says its goal is to “rise up against a corrupt and illegitimate Supreme Court.”

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