WASHINGTON (TND) — Three-fourths of likely general election voters think that doxing the Supreme Court justices who are in favor of potentially overturning Roe v. Wade, and calling for protests at their homes, is not acceptable, according to a new poll from the Trafalgar Group.
Among Democrats, only about 21% of them think protesting at the private homes of the Supreme Court justices is an appropriate way to express grievances, the polls indicated.
Critics of President Joe Biden argue he failed to condemn the doxing of the Supreme Court justices who indicated in a leaked Supreme Court ruling that they are in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade. The publication of the streets where the justices live occurred as early as Thursday of last week.
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On Monday May 9, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a tweet that President Joe Biden “strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest,” but added that it “should never include violence, threats, or vandalism,” she said. "Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety,” Psaki continued.
The comment came after a weekend of heated protests at the houses of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts.
In spite of the Monday statement, the protesting still continued that night, as roughly 100 protesters marched to Justice Samuel Alito’s home in Alexandria, Virginia. Alito is the author of the leaked draft opinion.
Prior to the White House’s May 9 statement, the Trafalgar Group asked its poll respondents whether the Biden administration’s refusal to publicly condemn the doxing of the Supreme Court Justices encouraged protests to become unlawful or violent.
Among the respondents, over half of them believed that was the case, according to the poll.