Dems Block Bill to Provide More Security For Supreme Court Justices

Nancy Pelosi

( – In the wake of yesterday’s attempted assassination of United States Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, United States Senate and House Republicans have called on House Democrats to pass legislation to provide extra security for the Supreme Court and its justices.

You can watch a video of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressing the issue below.

The legislation passed unanimously in the Senate, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked it from coming to the floor of the House for debate and a vote.

As The Hill writes in “GOP pushes for SCOTUS security bill after arrest near Kavanaugh’s house”:

Republicans are calling on the House to pass a stalled bill aimed at expanding security protection to the families of Supreme Court justices after police arrested an armed man near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh early Wednesday morning.

“The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent last month, soon after publication of a leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. The leak sparked protests outside the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts, Kavanaugh and Justice Samuel Alito, who penned the draft opinion.

But the legislation has stalled in the House.” [emphasis added]

As you’ll see in the video below, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took to the floor to criticize the Democrats.

“On the House floor Wednesday night, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) accused Democrats of espousing “heated rhetoric” that “has encouraged political pressure on conservative justices.” [emphasis added]

Please watch the video below and share your reaction and opinion by emailing [email protected]. What do you think of the fact that Nancy Pelosi has prevented legislation designed to protect the United States Supreme Court and its justices from coming to the floor of the House for debate and a vote? Do you agree or disagree with Kevin McCarthy? Thank you.