Last week, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to exit a D.C. restaurant through a back door after pro-abortion protesters gathered outside the front of the building, harassing patrons and demanding that the conservative justice be kicked out.
Responding to the incident during a press briefing Friday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that the protesters were well within their rights and that “people should be allowed to do that.” When Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked if Supreme Court justices should have a right to privacy, Jean-Pierre dodged the question.
“But Peter, people have the right. This is what a democracy is,” she said. “People also have a right to be able to protest peacefully.”
While the White House slyly approved of the protesting mob’s actions, Morton’s Steakhouse, the D.C. restaurant where Kavanaugh was dining before being forced to leave, strongly condemned the harassment of Kavanaugh.
“Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protesters while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” the restaurant said in a statement.
“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner,” the statement added. “There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”
The pro-abortion mob reportedly gathered outside Morton’s after ShutDownDC, a far-left activist group, tweeted that Kavanaugh had been spotted dining at the restaurant. After the justice was forced to leave, the group bragged about their success on Twitter.
“We hear Kavanaugh snuck out the back with his security detail,” the group wrote. “@Mortons should be ashamed for welcoming a man who so clearly hates women.”
Since the incident involving Kavanaugh, ShutDownDC has doubled down on their intimidation and harassment campaign, offering $50 to $200 for information about any of the conservative Supreme Court justices’ whereabouts.
“We’ll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message,” the group wrote on Twitter.