Former SCOTUS clerk: Biden failure to protect justices from leftist threats a ‘dereliction of duty’

Liberal activists outraged by the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting an imminent reversal of Roe v. Wade have escalated their desperate rhetoric in recent days, even calling for protests at the homes of the panel’s six conservative justices, and according to one former clerk at the high court, those threats require a strong federal response, as Fox News reports.

Among the incendiary plans currently afoot in the wake of the unauthorized release from the court is a plot announced by pro-abortion activists with the group Ruth Sent Us, who announced a “walk-by” event for May 11 “at the homes of the six extremist justices,” addresses for which the organization publicly disseminated, according to National Review.

Speaking to network host Sandra Smith on Thursday, Mike Davis, former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, sounded the alarm about the “grave danger” in which he believes initiatives such as the aforementioned demonstrations will place the jurists and their families.

“The Attorney General, Merrick Garland, needs to step up. He is a former federal judge. These justices are in danger that this opinion leaked before it was released publicly,” Davis declared.

“There are people making threats against justices online and elsewhere. The attorney general needs to step up. He needs to make a very strong public denouncement of this. This is obstruction of justice for people to show up at a federal judge’s home to try to influence the outcome of a pending case,” Davis added, citing “19 U.S.C. 1507” as the statute prohibiting the aforementioned planned demonstrations.

Arguing that unless the FBI, the U.S. Attorneys offices in both Maryland and Virginia, Garland, and others in the federal law enforcement hierarchy do not take action in the face of these threats, Davis stated that they will all be guilty of a “dereliction of their duty.”

As of yet, however, no such condemnation of the sort urged by Davis appears to be forthcoming from the Biden administration, as was evidenced by a Thursday exchange between Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy and White House press secretary Jen Psaki, with the former referencing the fact that “activists posted a map with the home addresses of Supreme Court justices.”

When Doocy asked, “So [President Joe Biden] doesn’t care if they’re protesting outside the Supreme Court or outside [a justice’s] private residence?” Psaki snidely replied, “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest.”

Providing an apt assessment of the current state of affairs was George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley who tweeted, “Today’s ‘nonposition’ of the White House on the targeting of justices at their homes is one of the lowest moments in American politics. We have finally hit the bedrock of rage in American politics… .”