A leaked DHS memo, first reported on by Axios, raises concerns about coming violence if Roe v. Wade is overturned as prior leaks have indicated. The Supreme Court has still not released the decision despite mobs of people gathering at the homes of Justices to shout obscenities and threats.
In response, the DHS warns of attacks on the Supreme Court and the Justices.
The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios.
The big picture: 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.
I like the throw-in at the end about there being a threat to abortion clinics as if that makes any sense at all. Those threatening the Supreme Court building, to murder justices and clerks, and to target churches are doing so because Roe may be overturned. Yet, because there must always be an olive branch extended to the left when it comes to the federal bureaucracy, a mention of abortion clinics is tossed in despite there being no reported threats against them. In fact, you would expect the threat level against those clinics to decrease if Roe is overturned and many of them shut down in red states.
Regardless, while the DHS is extremely careful to not outright attribute the possible violence to the left, the implication of the memo is clear. We know it is Democrat protesters who pose a threat to the Supreme Court, not pro-lifers who will celebrate a decision to overturn Roe. That’s simply basic logic, and we’ve already seen mobs of abortion protesters gather and lodge threats. One such protest turned violent in Los Angeles early on.
Still, it’s comical to see how Axios and the media are spinning this. While the topline is that there are threats directly coming from the pro-abortion side, the article mostly focuses on “right-wing” violence.