(FreedomBeacon.com)- Top-ranking Republicans in the Senate want to know why Attorney General Merrick Garland is not bringing charges against the unlawful protesters who are trying to influence the Supreme Court’s abortion decision.
Reports show the twelve senators wrote a letter to Garland after 26-year-old Nicholas John Roske was detained outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s residence while allegedly attempting to kill the judge. He could spend the rest of his life behind bars if found guilty. However, the Justice Department emphasized in a news statement that actual sentences for federal offenses are often shorter than the maximum punishments.
The group of Senators noted that things were getting worse. Just hours after Justice Kavanaugh was targeted for murder, unlawful protesting continued. According to accounts, those attempting to intimidate the Justices at their homes intend to extend their harassment campaign to their children’s schools.
The senators claimed in their letter that the law that criminalizes parading or picketing in front of the judges’ homes with the objective of influencing current litigation had been violated.
Since the beginning of May, when a leaked Supreme Court ruling indicated that the justices want to overturn Roe v. Wade, leftist groups like “Ruth Sent Us” have been holding protests outside the justices’ houses.
The letter to Garland concluded by stating that the Senators knew President Biden had supported the demonstrations against the Justices. But Garland has claimed that the White House would not pick which individuals to pursue criminally. They asked if the White House was prohibiting the DOJ from filing charges. If so, the Senators demanded the truth.
The demand letter was signed by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Ranking Judiciary Committee Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) as well as Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
Oh, I’m sure the DOJ will get right on that ASAP. LOL!