White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was hammered by her critics online after she offered a very dismissive statements about protesters assailing a Supreme Court justice.
Jean-Pierre was responding to a report that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to leave a restaurant because protesters were following and harassing him.
“People have the right, this is what Democracy is,” Jean-Pierre said after Peter Doocy pressed her on the matter. “Of course people have a right to privacy but people also have the right to protest peacefully, peacefully, it’s the intimidation and the violence that we condemn.”
Many of the administration’s critics were incensed about the comments from the White House.
“Holy s***. That’s such a vile answer. That’s not what democracy is and if she thinks it is, good luck when the crowds show up at her home to get loud. Good grief what a terrible job she’s doing,” replied radio talk show host Erick Erickson.
“This is who they are. It is who they were during the 2014 & 2020 riots & the mobs at the Kavanaugh hearings. Yet, they profess shock when citizens vent at events like town hall meetings & school boards that are *designed* for public participation,” responded Dan McLaughlin of National Review.
“On a very basic level, who in their right mind is going to vie for public service if one side persists in encouraging its people to harass public servants?” asked Josh Hammer of Newsweek.
“I’m sure she wouldn’t have the same reaction if a right wing group, like Proud Boys or whatever, showed up to protest her while she was eating at a restaurant,” responded Christina Pushaw, a spokeswoman for Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“Imagine if a bunch of white protesters forced Ketanji Jackson out of a restaurant, would she say the same thing?” one person asked.
“So people should just start following her around and harassing her at home cause democracy?” another added.
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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