U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh continues to be the target of left-wing activists who seem to recognize no boundaries.
Progressives in Washington, D.C., upset with conservative Supreme Court justices who helped reverse Roe v. Wade, learned Brett Kavanaugh was dining at a local steakhouse Wednesday night, according to a Politico report.
A group of protesters formed in front of the downtown D.C. steakhouse after getting a tip the justice was in the steakhouse. One of the protesters called the Morton’s manager to demand the restaurant kick Kavanaugh out and refuse to feed him and his family. Then, they began to get loud. The justice’s security detail escorted him out the back door, according to the Politico report.
The report noted that a person familiar with the situation said Kavanaugh did not hear or see the protesters and ate a full meal but left before dessert. Morton’s reportedly provided Politico reporter Daniel Lippman a statement expressing outrage at the protesters:
“Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” a Morton’s spokesperson said in the statement. “Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There is a time and place for everything.”
“Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”
“We hear Kavanaugh snuck out the back with his security detail,” ShutDownDC commented in a Twitter post. “Morton’s should be ashamed for welcoming a man who so clearly hates women.”
Jezebel reporter Kady Ashcraft apparently agrees with the protesters that people with political beliefs they disagree with are fair game for aggressive, in-your-face confrontations.
“Every government official who was pivotal in overturning Roe, and frankly every government official who isn’t passionately working to restore abortion rights, should be heckled at every public restaurant they step into,” Ashcraft exclaimed. “They should be forced to eat poorly microwaved mac and cheese over their sink while staring out at their lawn full of protesters.”
Kavanaugh is no stranger to protests, which have been regularly occurring events outside his house and the Supreme Court building. The protests have ramped up in volume since a leaked draft of a court opinion suggested Roe v. Wade, which found a constitutional right to abortion, would be overturned.
Worry about protesters outside his suburban home escalated after 26-year-old Nicholas Roske was arrested a block from Kavanaugh’s home and charged with attempted murder.
Roske flew from one side of the U.S. to the other last month with a gun and ammunition in his checked luggage, according to information he provided to police dispatchers before his arrest. The Simi Valley, California, man said he caught a cab that drove him from the airport to Montgomery County, Maryland, home of the justice.
He also carried tools to break into Kavanaugh’s home, tie him up and cover his mouth, according to his discussion with the 911 dispatcher. He had a quick change of heart when he exited the taxi and observed two armed U.S. Marshals assigned to protect the Kavanaugh family, surrendering shortly afterwards.
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