(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, called on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to explain why exactly the Department of Justice hasn’t yet enforced a federal law that would prohibit the intimidation of Supreme Court justices.
Cruz, who is the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on The Constitution, sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on July 7, in which he asked that Garland appear before the committee on July 13, according to Newsmax.
“I am requesting [Garland’s] attendance so he may detail the steps the Department of Justice is taking to protect our Supreme Court Justices in the wake of an unprecedented harassment and intimidation campaign,” Cruz wrote.
He then said that there is a law that makes it illegal to influence the justices’ decisions.
“18 U.S.C. § 1507 criminalizes any attempt to influence a judge in the exercise of his or her duties by picketing them at their home,” Cruz said.
“Congress passed this law to allow judges at every level of the judiciary the freedom to exercise their judicial power free from outside influence or intimidation.”
He also used the Constitution of the United States in his argument.
“Article III of the Constitution guarantees judicial independence by granting judges life tenure and salary protection so they are not influenced by anything but the law and facts in the case before them.”
However, leftist protesters and government officials who support them don’t care about the law.
“Unfortunately, despite clear evidence that federal law was violated by mobs of protestors at the Justices’ homes, the head of the Department of Justice, and chief law enforcement officer of the United States, flatly refused to enforce federal law.”
That sentiment runs directly to President Joe Biden, who according to White House mouthpiece Karine Jean-Pierre has no problem with activist protesters intimidating and harassing justices.
Doocy on Brett Kavanaugh being forced out of a DC restaurant by protesters: “So these Justices, because protesters do not agree with an opinion… have no right to privacy?”
Jean-Pierre: “This is what a democracy is.” pic.twitter.com/xaxH2Gq7Na
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 8, 2022
Even though the Supreme Court marshal asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws that ban protesting outside justices’ homes and the governors of Virginia and Maryland urged Garland to “enforce the law as it is written,” Garland ignored it.
When the draft opinion was leaked from the Supreme Court, leftists showed their fascist nature once again by intimidating conservative justices.
The only response from Garland about the intimidation did not sound sincere because he didn’t do anything about the situation.
“In response to these threats, [Garland] merely stated, ‘The Justice Department will not tolerate violence or threats of violence against judges or any other public servants at work, home, or any other location,'” Cruz wrote.
“[His] refusal to act, however, calls into question the sincerity of this statement.”