Sunday 15 May 2022 02:58 AM Bill Maher blasts Jen Psaki for refusing to condemn pro-choice protesters who ... trends now
Real Time host Bill Maher has called out protesters that gathered outside of the homes of Supreme Court justices this week, after a leaked majority opinion suggested Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
During his Friday night chat show, the HBO host also blasted outgoing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for failing to criticize those who took it upon themselves to demonstrate outside the suburban dwellings.
'I don't have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest,' Psaki said to reporters, much to Maher's irritation.
'But we do!' Maher retorted. 'It's wrong! It's intimidation! It's against the law!'
Although he noted how the protesters were not 'terribly violent', he posed the question: 'Would you want this outside your house?'
Bill Maher called out White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for not criticizing protesters demonstrating outside homes of Supreme Court Justices
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Demonstrators in support of reproductive rights march to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, earlier this week
Protesters were seen demonstrating outside the home of various Supreme Court Justices
Pro-abortion protesters also gathered for a vigil outside the home of Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito in Alexandria, Virginia
The largely peaceful protests have drawn Republican criticism over privacy rights of court members, but activists have responded by pointing to years of often violent protests outside abortion clinics and at the homes of doctors providing the medical procedure.
And many have cited the pending Supreme Court decision as a far greater invasion of privacy.
One of Maher's guests, Rep. Jane Harman, D-California, pointed out a law established in 1950 that forbids protesting outside the home of a judge in order to influence their decision.
Harman suggested 'it would be much better' to rally in Washington D.C. instead.
Maher noted how the issue of abortion could spark 'civil war' division where 'we gonna be two countries, one where you're a free woman and one where it's a Dred Scott situation.'
'Look at some of the things that are being proposed in some of these states,' Maher began. 'I mean, Louisiana says flat-out it's a homicide. So when you drive from LA to Nevada, on one side of the border, you're just a free person. The other side, you're a criminal. You can fly across the country and gain and lose your reproductive rights 20 times. How can America sustain that?'
'I don't have an official U.S. Government position on where people protest,'