So-called “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram to boast about her objection to providing round-the-clock security to Supreme Court justices and their families, just one day after the attempted assassination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The legislation she opposed unanimously passed by the Senate on May 9. This followed the left’s eruption over the leaked draft of a Supreme Court majority opinion that could indicate the overturning Roe v. Wade. The bill languished in the House over disputes concerning protection of clerks and their families.
In a bizarre example of modern self-promotion, the congresswoman filmed herself rushing up the House steps to stop the unanimous consent request.
Afterwards, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) McCarthy railed on the House floor against the radical’s grandstanding. He asked how many times justices have to be personally threatened and how many armed potential assassins must police arrest outside their homes for them to get protection.
Nicholas John Roske was arrested near Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland Wednesday night, and authorities say he carried a gun, knife, pepper spray, and zip ties among other devices.
Police report Roske, who flew in from California, said he was upset about Roe v. Wade potentially being overthrown as well as Kavanaugh’s possible role in gun control decisions.
For her defense, AOC claims that Thursday was a “fly out day” when many legislators bolt out of town. This, she says, leads to “maximum hijinks” from both Republicans and Democrats.
Ocasio-Cortez awakened Thursday morning to “murmurs” that there would be an attempt to pass the bill to protect justices and their families. However, due to her pet gun control legislation stalling the day before — the same day as the attempted assassination — AOC sprang into action.
Declaring “I think not,” she rushed to the House floor to block the attempt at the unanimous consent request.
After AOC’s stunt, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi brushed off a reporter’s question about security for the justices. She declared “the justices are protected.”
There will be a far different tune sung if one of the leftist’s favorite jurists is targeted. Pray that doesn’t happen, but the ideological leanings of Supreme Court justices should not be a litmus test for how much protection they need.