representative of the United States Alexandria Acasio-Cortes criticized for mocking alleged harassment by pro-choice protesters Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh to run away from a steak house in Columbia.
Cavanaugh, who has faced harassment before, was dining at Morton’s on Wednesday when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he won the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade. Politically informed.
Making fun of the situation, New York a democrat tweet on Friday: “Poor guy. He left before the souffle because he decided half the country should risk death if they had an ectopic pregnancy in the wrong state.
“It’s very unfair to him,” Acasio-Cortes added. “The least they could do is let him have his cake and eat it.”
While many cheered the congresswoman, others criticized her for not denouncing the protesters and claimed she was spreading false information about ectopic pregnancy.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Acasio-Cortez, left, mocked an incident in which Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh was forced out of a D.C. steakhouse after pro-choice protesters demanded management be kicked out following the courts’ decision to strike down Roe V Wade
Acasio-Cortes shared a laugh with Cavanaugh, who had to leave before he could finish his dessert
A spokesman for Morton’s restaurant in Washington (pictured) criticized the protesters and said justice had to leave the restaurant through the back
A spokesman for Morton’s restaurant criticized the protestors who opposed Kavanagh, who was forced to leave through the back.
“The Honorable Supreme Court Justice Cavanaugh and all of our other restaurant patrons were unlawfully harassed by unruly protesters while dining at our Morton’s restaurant,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample on the freedom of the right to assemble and dine.”
Matt Walsh, a columnist for the conservative Daily Wire, called Acasio-Cortez a hypocrite for mocking the situation, having previously said she feared for her life during the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
“Didn’t you cry about being close to death because people broke into a building you weren’t even in,” Walsh tweeted.
Conservative radio host Dana Loesch also slammed the congressman, calling her ectopic pregnancy claim “misinformation.”
“An ectopic pregnancy is not denied treatment because it is a non-viable pregnancy, as modern medicine cannot solve the problem of transplanting the fetus into the uterus,” Loes wrote on Twitter. “You would be much better off without this blatant misinformation.”
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, grows elsewhere and can cause life-threatening blood loss.
Although the current state-level abortion ban makes an exception for medical emergencies, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warns that the bans could prevent timely treatment of ectopic pregnancies as doctors worry about their state’s regulations.
Many are criticizing the congresswoman for her statements on Twitter
Tom Fitton, president of the conservative group Judicial Watch, also criticized Acasio-Cortez for her tweet and called her a “Marxist.”
“The AOC, a Marxist politician, supports the illegal intimidation of Supreme Court Justices because she is angry that states can once again defend the right to life of the unborn,” he tweeted.
One Twitter user named Eric Robison simply asked, “When people approach her at her next meal, will she feel the same way?”
After the backlash, the congresswoman wrote: “I will never understand the pearl that holds on to these protests.
“Republicans constantly send me people to protest, sometimes drunk and belligerent,” she claimed. “Nobody cares, unless it’s a Republican in a restaurant.
“Can someone explain the obsession because I don’t understand.”
The New York Democrat called her critics hypocrites, saying she too had encountered protesters on the right “sometimes drunk and belligerent,” she tweeted
Police officers stand outside the home of Brett Kavanagh in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, five days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
According to law enforcement, Nicholas John Rosk, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., caused the most concern after bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanagh’s home in early June. He has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a federal judge and is due to stand trial in August
Protesters showed up at the justices’ homes and singled them out in the weeks since the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.
Members of Congress have demanded increased security for nine members of the apex court. A bill was signed into law last month to extend protections for their families, but there are still concerns for their safety.
According to law enforcement, Nicholas John Rosk, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., caused the most concern after bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanagh’s home in early June.
He has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a federal judge during his trial, which is scheduled to begin on August 23.
If convicted, he faces life in prison.
According to an FBI affidavit, Rosk flew from California to Washington and was seen at Kavanagh’s home in the middle of the night on June 8, CBS reported.