Barr on SCOTUS Home Protests: ‘Federal Crime’ to Go to Judge’s Residence to Influence Choices

“That’s not a valid form of demonstration because it’s a breach of the law. “

Former Attorney General Bill Barr said Mon on FNC’s “ Jesse Watters Primetime” that the  protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices following a draft opinion leaked that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling were a violation of each federal and state legislation.

Oceans said, “ You see these protesters at  the homes of these justices, what undergoes your mind? ”

Barr said, “ Properly, that’s not a valid form  of protest because it’s a violation of the law. There is period and place for  protests, as well as the federal statute  makes it crystal clear if you go to the  home of a judge, the residence  of a judge to influence the  judge in his decisions and  demonstrate that that is certainly a  federal crime.

He added, “ It’s a state crime plus the  state of Va, at least. So , those aren’t valid forms of  protest. They are obviously meant to  intimidate. There is a parallel between January 6, which Republican  leadership condemned the  violence there. The forceful access into the Capitol and the fighting with  police. But that which was really bad about  that was it was an attempt to  intimidate the Senate and the  vice president in having out  their duties. What’s happening  now, while not just as much violence  has been involved however, it’s no  different. It’s actual an attempt to interfere and  to intimidate the officials who  are carrying out their particular duties  under the Constitution. ”

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