New White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told the press during an address on Air Force 1 that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were both “energized” to see pro-abortion protests sweep across the country over the weekend.
“There were a number of large demonstrations and rallies in defensive abortion rights. The President, of course, has spoken that he supports that as well. Why did he not appear at any of these?” a reporter asked Jean-Pierre, to which she responded that “The President and the Vice President were energized to see the many people peacefully gathering this past weekend.”
“The administration continues to do everything possible to protect access to women’s reproductive rights, including working closely with abortion rights groups, providers, elected officials and more. He was indeed energized to see folks coming out peacefully protesting and speaking out,” she said.
Those protests included organized leftist mobs of Antifa militants that burned American flags, including demonstrations in Seattle, Washington.
Protests in Arizona showed protestors marching including one who had a sign that read “fetus = good snack.” Protests in Texas also took a more sinister tone, with some slogans saying “Fuck the church, fuck the state.”
Protests also took place outside of the homes of Supreme Court justices, which the White House has had to condemn.
“[President Joe Biden] strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest,” then-press secretary Jen Psaki said in a Twitter post. “But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.”
Psaki also said at a press conference while responding to Fox News’ Peter Doocy, “I think the president’s view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document… We obviously want people’s privacy to be respected. We want people to protest peacefully if they want to protest. That is certainly what the president’s view would be.”
Even left-wing rag The Washington Post has had to concede that protests outside of Supreme Court justices’ homes appear to be illegal.