Former Vice President Mike Pence called on President Joe Biden to “speak out forcefully”against potential violence against Supreme Court justices, as protestors plan demonstrations at their homes and at Catholic masses.
In a Saturday morning interview with The Daily Wire, Pence spoke out about the potential for violence, following the doxxing of the addresses of the Supreme Court justices by radical pro-abortion activists.
“President Biden should speak out forcefully, make it clear that those who support his view on abortion, on the Supreme Court, let their voice be heard, but heard peacefully, and respect the law,” he said.
“The president of the United States is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America,” Pence continued. “And he ought to make it very, very clear that anyone who would engage in violence or threaten violence or disrupt religious services would be held to the strictest account.”
The White House has not responded to many requests for comment regarding the doxxing of the justices or the calls for protests and disruption of services at Catholic Churches. When asked on Thursday if Biden condones the publishing of the addresses of Supreme Court justices, White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated that Biden’s view “is that there is a lot of passion.”
“I don’t accept that,” Pence said in the interview, commenting on whether Psaki’s response was adequate. “Americans can be passionate without breaking the law. And there’s no excuse for violence against persons or property in the name of any political causes.”
The Daily Wire also noted that pro-abortion disruptions of Catholic masses would violate the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which prohibits “violent, threatening, damaging and obstructive conduct intended to injure, intimidate, or interfere with the right” to obtain abortions. The act doesn’t just apply to abortion clinics, it also bans the use of force, physical obstruction, injury, or intimidation to “injure, intimidate or interfere with any person lawfully exercising or seeking to exercise the First Amendment right of religious freedom at a place of religious worship.”
The Metropolitan Police Department told The Daily Wire in a comment on Friday that it is “aware of potential disruptions associated with First Amendment demonstrations, MPD will be monitoring, assessing and planning accordingly with our local and federal partners.”
“We increased available resources, including the activation of our Civil Disturbance Units, in preparation for these activities,” MPD public information officer Hugh Carew stated.
One of the radical leftist pro-abortion groups calling for protests at the justices homes, who call themselves “Ruth Sent Us,” also urged protestors to “stand at or in a local Catholic Church” on Sunday, Mother’s Day.
The organization had shared a map on its website listing the street names where each Supreme Court justice supposedly lives with their families, only listing those who supposedly voted to overturn Roe, which include: Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch.
Google removed the map on Friday for violating its terms of service.
“We have clear policies that prohibit the use of personal information in My Maps and users can flag content that they feel is in violation of our policies for review,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “After review of this map, we have found it to be in violation of our personal and confidential information policy and have removed it.”