Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) blasted the media’s coverage of protestors outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices.
In an interview with Harris Faulkner on The Faulkner Focus, the Wisconsin lawmaker blasted the “double-standard” following statements from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The New York Democrat stood on the steps of the Supreme Court and claimed that conservative justices would “pay the price” if the group votes to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In the following weeks, a leak from the court indicated the group favors reversing the landmark abortion case. Left-wing activists have flocked to the homes of justices. One man was arrested for a murder plot to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“No, it’s definitely soft on crime. And again, just going back to what now, Majority Leader Schumer said on the steps of the Supreme Court. He was issuing a direct threat against Justice Kavanaugh, Justice Gorsuch, and the media obviously wasn’t upset about it. His Democratic colleagues in the Senate weren’t upset about it. They elected him leader again. Turn the tables. There is no way the Republican would survive that. That Republican leader would no longer be in Congress, and we certainly wouldn’t have elected that person leader. So, no, it’s a complete double-standard, but it’s made possible by the biased media and their complicity in this,” Johnson said in the interview.
Republicans have also slammed the Department of Justice (DOJ) for not taking action against the protestors, who Republicans argue are breaking the law.
A letter from multiple GOP senators demanded answers on the decision from the DOJ to not utilize a portion of U.S. law that “criminalizes parading or picketing in front of the homes of judges with the intent to influence pending litigation,” according to the group.
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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Wisconsin Daily Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
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