Rep. Cheney wants SCOTUS leaker prosecuted to ‘the fullest extent of the law’

Many were angered after some person — or persons — within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court leaked a decision months ahead of its slated release that indicated the high court will, in fact, overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to the Washington Examiner, many believe the person or persons who leaked the decision did so in order to intimidate other conservative justices into changing their minds, but no matter what the motive is at this point, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) wants them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

Cheney made the call after protests have increased in intensity, with pro-abortion activists now staging in front of the private residences of several of the high court’s conservative justices.

“There is no place in our constitutional republic for violence or efforts to intimidate. Citizens have the right to have their voices heard, but it is wrong for crowds to be protesting outside Supreme Court Justices’ homes,” Cheney said.

She added: “Whomever leaked the draft opinion has done damage to the institution of the Supreme Court and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

While fencing has been erected around the Supreme Court building and the justices have received boosted security, reportedly, President Joe Biden’s White House has still failed to strongly condemn the protesters for gathering in front of the justice’s private homes.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki even called for pro-abortion activists to continue to protest outside of their homes during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, causing sharp backlash from critics.