This is not a good idea at all.
On Thursday (May 5), White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed that while the administration understands the “passion” pro-abortion protestors have about the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, participants should keep their protesting “peaceful.”
During the Thursday Press Briefing, where she announced she would be leaving her post as press secretary on May 13, Psaki fielded several questions about the Roe v. Wade leak.
When asked about protests that had been ignited by Fox News’ Peter Doocy, Psaki responded, “Peaceful protest is not extreme,” adding that, “our view here is that peaceful protest, there’s a long history in the United States, in the country, of that, and we certainly encourage people to keep it peaceful and not resort to any level of violence.”
Doocy continued his questioning, asking Psaki if demonstrations should be limited to the grounds around the Supreme Court and not “residential neighborhoods in Virginia and Maryland,” as some organizers have publicly stated.
Doocy also claimed that pro-abortion activists published a map “with the home addresses of the Supreme Court Justices,” querying whether Biden wanted these kinds of protests “to help your side make their point.”
Psaki responded: “I think the President’s view is that there’s a lot of passion, a lot of fear, a lot of sadness from many, many people across this country about what they saw in that leaked document.”
She then continued that Biden’s view would “want people’s privacy to be respected” and for people to “protest peacefully if they want to protest.”
Psaki added, “I don’t have an official U.S. government position on where people protest. I want — we want it, of course, to be peaceful… but I think we shouldn’t lose the point here.”
Psaki then highlighted that the “reason people are protesting” had to do with “women across the country” being worried that their “fundamental rights that they have been law for 50 years — their rights to make choices about their own bodies and their own healthcare are at risk. That’s why people are protesting. They’re unhappy. They’re scared.”