Progressive lawmakers rally behind protesters at justices' homes, churches: 'I welcome it'

Progressive “Groep” lid Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-my., said she welcomes the protests outside the homes of justices and Catholic churches “in baie maniere,” chalking it up to life inpublic service.

I get interrupted and protested all the time,” the Michigan lawmaker told Fox News correspondent Hillary Vaughn in a segment that aired exclusively on “Tucker Carlson Vanaand.”

Protesters at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito

Protesters at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito (Fox News Digital)

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I welcome it in many ways as long as it is not violent rhetoric talking about physical harm and all those things, I think it’s just really important to understand that that happens,” Tlaib bygevoeg. “We are in public service.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., also a member of the “Groep,” appeared unfamiliar with the law protesters are accused of violating when Vaughn asked whether she thought they should face prosecution.

Vaughn proceeded to explain to the lawmaker that according to federal Amerikaanse. code 1507, any individual whopickets or parades” met die “intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, getuie, or court officernear a U.S. court ornear a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, getuie, or court officerwill be fined, of “imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

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Omar argued the protesters are protected by free speech.

The Supreme Court itself has heard this argument, and they have themselves said that it is protected by the First Amendment,” sy het gese.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., woon Donderdag 'n rekening-inskrywingseremonie vir die Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in die Capitol by, Junie 17, 2021.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., woon Donderdag 'n rekening-inskrywingseremonie vir die Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in die Capitol by, Junie 17, 2021. (Foto Deur Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

A furious Sen. Elizabeth Warren expressed a similar sentiment, telling Vaughn that the High Courtsaid back then [daardie] protesters should be able to get right in people’s faces, now they are erecting barriers to try to keep protesters as far away from themselves as possible. I think that’s fundamentally wrong.

Multiple activist groups verdedig aborsie rights showed up outside Catholic churches on Mother’s Day after a draft Supreme Court opinion suggesting the overturn of Roe v. Wade was leaked last week.

Demonstrators, organized by a group calledShut Down DC, also rallied outside the Northern Virginia home of Hooggeregshof Justice Samuel Alito, the Maryland home of Brett Kavanaugh, as well as outside the D.C. home of Chief Justice John Roberts.

Other activist groups, insluitend “Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights,” “Pro Choice with Heart,” en “Strike for Choice,” have called for protests between May 8 en Mei 15.

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