Sen. Ted Cruz appeared at a presser with a progressive anti-abortion group and accused Democrats of “actively encouraging” the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, along with other “ongoing” felonies by protesters, Mediaite reported.
Cruz’s comments came in response to a question by a reporter about whether he believed politicians are “more focused on protecting themselves rather than the citizens they serve.”
“Law is viewed as optional” by Democrats
“I think, unfortunately for the left, the law is viewed as optional,” he said. “If they disagree with the law, they refuse to enforce it. Whether it is the federal criminal law that protects these children or whether it is the federal criminal law that protects Supreme Court Justices.”
He went on to explain:
We saw just yesterday a man arrested for attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice. That crime was actively encouraged by elected Democrats. Chuck Schumer went to the steps of the Supreme Court and threatened the Justices. The White House actively encouraged protesters to go to the home of Supreme Court justices, despite the fact that it is there’s a federal criminal prohibition on doing so while a court case is pending – the only time that I’m aware of where the White House, literally from the White House press room, has encouraged the ongoing commission of a felony.
Cruz pointed out what should have been obvious–that the law is supposed to be enforced no matter what someone’s political views or alliances are.
“And even today, the Department of Justice has not arrested the protesters that are violating criminal law on its face because the president and the attorney general agree with their politics,” he said. “Well, the law is meant to be applied regardless of party.”
Nicholas John Roske was arrested Wednesday near Kavanaugh’s home with a loaded weapon, and admitted that he had planned to murder the justice because he didn’t like the upcoming abortion decision, at least as it had been leaked in draft form in early May.
When then-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked repeatedly whether President Joe Biden condemned the protesters for showing up at justices’ homes, she said that the White House had “no position” on it, even though it was a felony.
Clearly, Democrats are putting their political rivals at risk by tacitly encouraging the protesters rather than ordering their removal or at least condemning their actions.
The left is far too willing to encourage violence when it suits their political ends,” Cruz concluded.