27 Dems voted against bill providing protection for SCOTUS justices

The House bill to increase security for Supreme Court justices’ immediate families passed on Tuesday with objections from 27 Democrats.

The vote came less than one week after a man was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to a report by Fox News.

The bill is now headed to President Biden’s desk for approval, and if signed into law, would provide 24-hour protection for Supreme Court justices’ families, similar to what is already provided for some of the family members of the executive and legislative branches.

“The House voted 396-27, approving a measure that had already been passed by unanimous consent in the Senate in May just days after a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion suggested it intends to overturn Roe v. Wade,” Fox News reported.

“Democrats who opposed the bill argued that it also needed to include protection for court staff, including clerks, and their families.”

Among the bill’s opponents was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who bragged about blocking the vote on an Instagram video Saturday.

“I wake up this morning and I start to hear murmurs that there is going to be an attempt to pass the Supreme Court supplemental protection bill the day after gun safety legislation for schools and kids and people is stalled,” she said in the video.

“Oh, so we can pass protections for us and here easily, right? But we can’t pass protections for everyday people?” she continued. “I think not.”

On Tuesday, all of the people who voted “no” on the Supreme Court Police Parity Act were Democrats.

Many of the lawmakers that voted “no” on the bill make up the radical progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

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