Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett recently poked a little fun at pro-abortion protesters who have been picketing outside her home.
The moment took place as she spoke during a Federalist Society dinner in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
Former President Donald Trump’s final nomination to the court was greeted by the group – which has no partisan affiliation but is closely aligned with Republican priorities – with a rousing ovation.
“Thank you, it’s really nice to have a lot of noise made that’s not by protesters outside my house,” she told the audience.
Her comment elicited laughter and applause.
Amy Coney Barrett jokes about how “nice” it is to not have to hear pro-choice protestors while being applauded at a far-right Federalist Society event. pic.twitter.com/KffX4Y3KKG
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) November 13, 2022
Amy Coney Barrett Mocks Protesters
Justice Barrett was part of the Supreme Court majority opinion this past summer that overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion at the federal level.
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The decision led to several Justices being subjected to online threats, including maps to their family homes, and culminating in an assassination attempt against Brett Kavanaugh.
Let’s briefly recap the left’s violent attacks on Republicans since Trump’s election:
– Steve Scalise shooting, 4 others shot
– Rand Paul attacked by neighbor; attacked by mob
– Kavanaugh assassination attempt
– SCOTUS justice intimidation over Dobbs after leak
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 8, 2022
Even prior to the actual ruling, when a leaked draft opinion indicated the court was leaning towards overturning the decision, a memo from the Department of Homeland Security showed the government was dealing with significant threats being made against the Supreme Court Justices.
“Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics,” a report by Axios indicated at the time.
🚨 🚨 Exclusive: Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics. https://t.co/gI9RvHjy1p
— Jim VandeHei (@JimVandeHei) May 18, 2022
Some protesters were even offering cash rewards – which some would call a bounty – to employees of the service industry in Washington, D.C. to report sightings of conservative-leaning justices involved in the ruling.
DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details!
We’ll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message. https://t.co/xXWZ5JZiE7
— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) July 8, 2022
She’s Dealt With Protesters Before
This isn’t the first time Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has mocked protesters in a rather impressive manner.
A heckler interrupted Barrett at an event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library back in April and was immediately slapped down with the justice’s sharp wit.
The protester laughably referred to her as an “enslaver of women.”
To which Barrett replied, “Yes, fortunately, as a mother of seven, I am used to distractions. And sometimes even outbursts.”
Left wing protestor: “Amy Coney Barrett, you are an enslaver of women!”
Justice Barrett: “Fortunately, as a mother of seven, I am used to distractions, and sometimes even outbursts.” pic.twitter.com/TTYkxbNwPS
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 12, 2022
Also appearing at the Federalist Society dinner earlier this month was Justice Samuel Alito, author of the majority opinion, who received his own standing ovation, as well as Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch who received hearty applause.
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