“The View” co-host Joy Behar has claimed that Samuel Alito being blocked from leaving his house by protesters will teach the Supreme Court justice a “lesson” about “freedom of choice.”
During Tuesday’s broadcast of the ABC talk show, Behar pledged her support for the protests outside the homes of SCOTUS justices that seek to bully the Supreme Court into changing its plans to overturn the Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.
Behar said the pro-abortion protesters are teaching Alito a “good lesson” by surrounding his home and preventing him from leaving.
Guest host Alyssa Farah said she believed the protests outside the houses of justices could be seen as “intimidation.”
She urged the protesters to take to the steps of the Supreme Court, which she said would be a smarter move.
“I worry it could begin to look like intimidation when it’s at someone’s doorstep,” Farah said.
Co-host Whoopi Golberg was not impressed and fired back saying it was “so funny” because “what Alito wrote looks the same way to me, looks like intimidation.”
“Yeah, it’s kind of the same thing,” Goldberg said of the angry mob that is protesting outside Brett Kavanaugh, Alito, and John Robert’s homes.
Enter Behar, who appeared to support the illegal intimidation tactics of the protesters.
“It also shows Alito what it feels like to lose your freedom of choice, he can not leave the house easily.
“Maybe that’s a good lesson for them.”
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However, despite Behar’s support for the protests, gathering outside the justices’ homes to bully them over the case is a federal crime, punishable with up to a year in prison.
Federal U.S. code 1507, states that any individual who “pickets or parades” with the “intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” will be fined, or “imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”
According to Fox News:
Protesters marched to the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday for a “Candlelight vigil for Roe v. Wade.”
They could be heard chanting “keep abortion safe and legal.”
A group called ShutDown DC protested outside Alito’s house on Monday.