Democratic senator condemns threats against Supreme Court

Politico sparked outrage among Democrats earlier this week when it published a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion showing that Roe v. Wade is about to be overturned.

While some leftists have even responded by suggesting that the Court’s conservative members should die, at least one Democratic lawmaker is willing to push back. 

Sen. Mark Warner says threats against public officials are “outrageous”

According to Breitbart, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner made a point of denouncing calling for violence during a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ “America Reports.”

“[I] think anyone who is in public life, whether you are a Supreme Court justice under threat, whether you are some of the … senators who voted for the impeachment of Mr. Trump whose lives were put in threat, I think that kind of action is outrageous — either end of the political spectrum,” Warner was quoted as telling host John Roberts.

“And we need to do all we can, and if there are more, you know, secret service or other security entities that need to protect our justices, amen,” he continued.

“People should not serve in public life and feel that outrageous extremists on either end of the political agenda suddenly have license to physically, verbally attack public officials,” the senator stressed.

Warner concluded by saying that he “completely” condemns the individual who leaked the Supreme Court’s opinion and expressed a desire to see him or her prosecuted.

Twitter users propose killing conservative justices

Among those who floated the idea of murdering conservative Supreme Court justices was verified Twitter user Simon Gwynn.

Not the Bee reported that in a now-deleted tweet, Gwynn asked his followers if it would be acceptable to kill Republican appointees “while Biden can get his nominees to replace them confirmed.”

He followed that post up with another which read, “It’s interesting as an abstract conundrum if, say, you’re terminally ill and have little to lose yourself, but know it could save many women’s lives in the future.”

After removing both of those tweets, Gwynn put out another one in which he claimed not to “endorse murdering anyone.” However, Gwynn was quick to add that he doesn’t “think there’s anything wrong with thought experiments.”

Meanwhile, Nation magazine writer Aida Chavez caught criticism when she tweeted that it would be “good” if justices and their families had their lives threatened.

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