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Pelosi hits out at reporter pressing her for safety of SCOTUS judges

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday slammed a reporter urging her about the security of Supreme Court justices after the assassination attempt on Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

A reporter has urged her to protect the judges after Nicholas Roske, 26, was arrested and charged with attempted murder on Wednesday after allegedly carrying at least one gun and burglary tools down the street from the house of Kavanaugh in Montgomery County, Maryland, at 1:50 a.m. He allegedly confessed to authorities that he wanted to kill the judge.

“How can you say the judges are protected when there was an assassination attempt on Judge Kavanaugh?” asked the reporter. “You said judges are protected but there was an assassination attempt on Judge Kavanaugh.”

“And he’s protected,” Pelosi said. “He is protected. This problem does not concern the judges, but the staff and the rest. Judges are protected, you’ve even seen the Attorney General double down on that.

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“But it’s a matter of security for the judges and a gunman showed up near Judge Kavanaugh’s house to try to kill him,” the journalist insisted. (RELATED: Liberals Crash Over Bipartisan Security Protection Bill)

“We are working together on the bill that the Senate can approve,” Pelosi replied. “We can pass whatever we want here, we want it to pass the Senate. So I don’t know what you’re talking about because obviously you haven’t seen what the debate [and] the language is. There will be an invoice but nobody is in danger during the weekend because we don’t have an invoice.

The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that seeks to extend 24-hour security protections to judges’ families in early May, as pro-abortion activists staged protests outside judges’ homes across the country. subject of leaked majority opinion draft set to overturn Roe v. Wade. House Democrats blocked the legislation, saying security protections should be extended to court clerks and staff.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Democrats to pass the bill in a speech Wednesday in response to the assassination attempt.

“House Democrats need to pass this bill and they need to do it today,” McConnell said. “No more messing with this, they need to get it through today. They need to end their weeks-long blockade of the Supreme Court security bill and pass it before the sun goes down. today.


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