House Passes SCOTUS Security Bill
Although this bill should have been passed much sooner, we should thank God that it is finally reaching Biden’s desk.
From The Daily Wire. Over a month after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting that the court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, the United States House of Representatives has finally passed a bill to provide security for the families of the Supreme Court justices.
News that the bill passed the House also comes over a month after the legislation passed the Senate and about a week after authorities arrested a man near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. That man claimed that he intended to murder the justice, authorities said….
The Supreme Court safety legislation, which passed the House in a 396 to 27 vote, according to The Washington Post, now heads to the desk of President Joe Biden.
All 27 votes against the bill were from Democrats.
Senate Republicans had threatened Monday evening that they would block a different House bill that sought to protect the families of Supreme Court staffers rather than just the families of the Supreme Court justices.
“The security issue is related to the Supreme Court justices, not to nameless staff that no one knows,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, told reporters Monday evening….
On Monday, for the third time, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) requested unanimous consent to expedite the passage of a security bill to protect the Supreme Court justices….
McCarthy also drew on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Thursday claim that “the justices are protected,” a remark that came only a few days after Roske’s arrest….
The GOP leader warned Democrats that if they change the Supreme Court security bill, sending it back to the Senate instead of passing it, “the country will know why.”
“Cause if you change the bill and move it back to the Senate, you’re trying to kill it,” he said, emphasizing that every senator had voted for the security bill. “You’re trying to delay it. That’s exactly what you’re doing….”
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(Excerpt from The Daily Wire. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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