Given the eagerness with which Democrats and the mainstream media invariably attempted to link former President Donald Trump with the controversial positions held by groups such as the Proud Boys, simply because he declined to specifically denounce them, it stands to reason that President Joe Biden’s recent refusal to condemn left-wing abortion activists targeting conservative Supreme Court justices and Catholic houses of worship can rightly be considered an endorsement.
Amid intensifying liberal outrage over the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting an imminent reversal of Roe v. Wade, far-left pro-abortion activists over the weekend took their loud, threatening protests to the neighborhoods where conservative Justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts reside, as Fox News noted, addresses of which they took it upon themselves to make public.
In an event billed by activist group Ruth Sent Us as a “Candlelight vigil for Roe v. Wade, marchers screamed “you don’t care if people die” toward the justices’ homes and scrawled drawings of coat hangers on the sidewalks, in a graphic reference to unsafe, unregulated abortion practices of years past.
Though the homes of Kavanaugh and Roberts were apparently the first targets of the activists’ ire, a group called Shutdown DC also announced plans to hold a vigil at the home of Justice Samuel Alito, author of the leaked draft option, in a protest slated to occur on Monday as The Hill noted.
Not content to confine their threats and harassment to the justices alone, pro-abortion advocates also trained their sights on churches over the weekend, with a particularly angry group assembling outside Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where one seemingly unhinged individual shouted, “God killed his kid, why can’t I kill mine?”
The frightening conduct was not limited to D.C. and New York, as churches in Boulder, Colorado and Armada, Michigan, among others, were subjected to threatening graffiti and vandalism left by those who vowed to make their pro-abortion stance known in the most intimidating manner possible.
To its eternal discredit, however, the Biden administration largely chose to remain silent in the face of such shameful conduct from its side of the political aisle, ignoring the left’s promises to take their rage to the literal doorsteps of Supreme Court justices and to houses of worship across the country.
When asked directly last week by Fox News’ Peter Doocy whether Biden was prepared to denounce the calls to violence and unrest, White House press secretary Jen Psaki merely replied, “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest,” a “nonposition” that legal scholar Jonathan Turley dubbed “one of the lowest moments in American politics.”
In light of the gusto with which the mainstream media routinely tried to tie Trump to the positions and beliefs of any group from which he did not explicitly distance himself, it only seems fair to conclude that Biden’s silence in the face of the left’s aforementioned threats of violence amounts to a shameful level of complicity.