Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene suggested Wednesday that news organizations could receive a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report on potential threats to Supreme Court justices following the leak of a draft opinion on abortion because White House press secretary Karine Jean -Pierre, “sleeping” with a CNN correspondent.
“HOW does the press know about this terrorist conspiracy to burn down the Supreme Court and assassinate judges? And congressmen don’t know it. Is it because Biden’s new @PressSec is sleeping with a CNN national correspondent?” Georgia Republican lawmakers tweeted Wednesday.
The DHS memo, dated May 13 and first reported by Axios on Wednesday, has gained traction with major news outlets like CNN. The department warned that due to the national abortion debate, both the public and SCOTUS members could see an increase in threats, such as B. the burning of the Supreme Court and the murder of the judges.
“We anticipate that the broader ideological spectrum of potential DVEs (domestic violent extremists) associated with recent abortion-related threats are likely to target a range of individuals and organizations,” the bulletin said. “Historically, acts of violence related to this issue have been committed primarily by abortion-related violent extremists opposed to abortion rights.
Jean-Pierre officially took on the role of White House press secretary after Jen Psaki left that role last week. Prior to assuming this position, she previously served as Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President.
SCOTUS’ leaked draft opinion suggested the Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. calf, a prospect that has sparked outcry and protests among abortion rights advocates. Some protesters have flocked to the homes of Supreme Court justices to demonstrate against the possible rollback of abortion rights, but the DHS memo suggested the reactions of some could potentially be much stricter.
According to the report, according to CNN, Supreme Court police noticed a sharp increase in threats of violence, including some aimed at SCOTUS judges and the Washington DC courthouse. Some of these threats are already under investigation.
It added that “extremists and domestic violence criminal actors have adopted abortion rights narratives to encourage violence, likely increasing the threat to government personnel and facilities, religious and reproductive health care providers, and ideological opponents.”
Greene is one of several Republican lawmakers who have condemned the protests at the SCOTUS judges’ homes.
“Did the FBI use geofencing to target protesters at the Supreme Court Justice’s homes over the weekend?” she tweeted last week. “Will the DOJ issue arrest warrants for abortion protesters trying to intimidate judges into changing their minds about Roe’s ouster? Are laws still important or just politics?”
news week has reached out to Greene and the White House for comment.
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-accuses-biden-official-leaking-scotus-murder-plot-1707890 Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses Biden official of revealing SCOTUS assassination plan