Federal officials have obtained a stunning, highly threatening memo directed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
According to Axios, pro-abortion extremists have threatened to “burn down or storm” the Supreme Court building and murder justices and clerks, which has prompted law enforcement to prepare for major political violence if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Talk about ‘insurrection.’
The Department of Homeland Security memo, dated May 13, has revealed that federal officials are currently investigating the threats made to justices as well as places of worship and abortion clinics.
The memo references threats that came after someone, possibly a clerk, leaked a draft opinion indicating Roe v. Wade will likely be overturned.
These threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling,” the memo said.
Axios further reported that the memo also attempts to link the pro-life movement to white supremacy, for some reason, while apparently focusing as well on pro-life violence in the past. But the memo emphasizes that the extremist acts might come from pro-abortion individuals.
A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the department is “committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.”
It should be noted that, in violation of federal law, the high court’s conservative justices have already faced targeted protests outside their homes following the leak, and weeks afterward, no one has been held accountable for the unprecedented leak, at least not publicly.
The DHS memo reportedly says those protests “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling,” Fox News reported, adding: “The memo goes on to clarify that rhetoric supporting violent extremism does not itself constitute extremism.”
Oh. Well then, that’s a relief.
“The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected,” the memo adds along with the obligatory ‘we support the First Amendment’ statement.
“DHS is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest,” a DHS spokesperson told Fox News. “DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe.”
But obviously, DHS is not committed to ‘law and order’ because the agency, publicly anyway, hasn’t pressed the Justice Department to enforce the federal law barring demonstrations in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, federal judges, and other employees of the court. Wonder why.
That said, Republicans in the Senate, at least, are trying to do the right thing. Since Biden’s politicized attorney general, Merrick Garland, won’t enforce the law, they are moving to provide more security for justices.
“Attempts to intimidate Supreme Court Justices by the Radical Left are sadly nothing new, but dangerous nonetheless,” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who introduced new legislation for that purpose, said in a statement. “We must protect the Justices and their families in case these protests do turn violent.”
The DHS memo comes after pro-abortion thugs threw a Molotov cocktail through the front glass of a pro-life organization in Wisconsin earlier this month along with a spray-painted threat of more violence.
Our institutions continue to crumble under the most left-wing Democratic administration and Congress in the country’s history.