Far-left agitators are at again.
Breitbart News reports that, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, TBS host Samantha Bee called for the targeting of Justice Samuel Alito.
Why Alito? Because Alito is the author of the majority opinion overturning Roe.
Bee responded to the overturning of Roe during Friday’s episode of TBS’s Full Frontal. It is there that she called for the targeting of Alito.
“And we have to raise hell in our cities, in Washington, in every restaurant Justice Alito eats at for the rest of his life because if Republicans have made our lives hell, it’s time to return the favor,” Bee reasoned.
It’s reminiscent of when Rep. Maxine Water (D-CA), in the summer of 2018, encouraged her followers to confront members of the Trump administration “in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station.” Waters, for her part, has vowed to “defy” the court’s ruling.
Cause and effect
With this sort of rhetoric from the Democrats, it is not surprising that “protests” have erupted across the country in response to the overturning of Roe.
Although some of these protests have been peaceful, not all of them have been. Fox News, for example, has reported on violent altercations that took place between “protestors” in Los Angeles, California, and police. The outlet reports:
Protestors were said to have thrown rocks and set off fireworks near officers while SWAT teams launched non-lethal bullets at demonstrators. Police declared an unlawful assembly. Arrests were made in connection to the protests, but the number of apprehensions has not been released.
This likely will continue as long as Democrat leaders keep pushing the false narrative that they are pushing about the Supreme Court’s decision, namely, that it outlaws abortions thereby taking away a woman’s right to choose – it does neither.
Alito’s preemptive response
Alito and the other justices knew that such a response from the left could happen. But, Alito made it clear in the majority opinion that he wrote that the law must come first.
“We do not pretend to know how our political system or society will respond to today’s decision overruling Roe and Casey,” Alito wrote. “And, even if we could foresee what will happen, we would have no authority to let that knowledge influence our decision.”
“We can only do our job, which is to interpret the law, apply longstanding principles of stare decisis, and decide this case accordingly,” Alito added.