Alabama Republican Senator Katie Britt Lit Up Attorney General Merrick Garland – Watch
Alabama Republican Senator Katie Britt ripped into Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday after “clear evidence” emerged that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had failed to protect Supreme Court justices from protesters who had gathered outside their homes.
Justices including Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, and Brett Kavanaugh were stalked and harrassed in their communities and at their homes by radical pro-abortion activists. They were being encouraged at the time by the Biden administration despite the fact that what they were doing – trying to intimidate members of the court into changing their opinion – was clearly against U.S. Code, which reads as follows:
“[U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1507] Whoever, with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty, pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer, or with such intent uses any sound-truck or similar device or resorts to any other demonstration in or near any such building or residence, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Nothing in this section shall interfere with or prevent the exercise by any court of the United States of its power to punish for contempt.”
“The DOJ has clear evidence that they have been derelict in their duty to protect the Supreme Court justices,” Britt said in a statement. “These protesters are a clear and present danger to the justices and their families, and the DOJ must take immediate action to protect them.”
Britt’s comments came after a report by the Washington Examiner revealed that the DOJ had received multiple warnings about the protests, but had failed to take any action to stop them. The report also found that the DOJ had discouraged the U.S. Marshals Service from making arrests under Section 1505 of Title 18, which makes it a crime to obstruct an official proceeding.
“The DOJ’s inaction is a direct threat to the rule of law,” Britt said. “The DOJ must do its job and protect the Supreme Court justices, or we will lose our democracy.”
— AL Today (@AlabamaToday) May 2, 2023