Ron DeSantis Blasts SCOTUS Protests: ‘You Don’t Get to Have a Mob Descend’ on Justices’ Houses

June 14, 2022 Updated 10:34 AM ET

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June 14, 2022 Updated 10:34 A.M. ET

NEW YORK CITY (FLV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Fox & Friends Monday that it is problematic to see threats against the U.S. Supreme Court Justices and barrage of protests outside of their houses. 

“You don’t just get to have a mob descend on a Supreme Court Justice’s house or try to impede the operations of government because there may be a decision you don’t like,” he said. “That would be considered an insurrection to stop a court from functioning.”

“They seem to be able to get away with a lot more than if the shoe were on the other foot.”

Protesters took to the conservative Supreme Court Justices homes after someone leaked a Supreme Court draft signaling that the court could overturn Roe v. Wade. The court’s decision could give the state’s authority to regulate abortions.

DeSantis’ comments come days after a plot was foiled to assassinate Trump-appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 

“You had someone travel halfway around the country to come and murder Justice Kavanaugh,” DeSantis said. “That was not even significant news in a lot of the mainstream media.”

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“And not only was it significant because it’s an attack on somebody’s life, they’re trying to change the outcome of decisions that they are concerned that they don’t like,” he said. “That is just totally antithetical to rule of law.”

The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation to extend security protections to immediate members of the Supreme Court justices. After reportedly delaying the action, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will take up the legislation. 

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