House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) torched Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for delaying a critical vote on a bill that would offer more protection to Supreme Court Justices; after the threat on Justice Kavanaugh, GOP leadership wants the vote prioritized.
From The Daily Caller…
House Democrats have stalled the Supreme Court Police Parity Act, sponsored by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, to provide around-the-clock security protection the justices and their families following the majority opinion draft leak reportedly set to overturn Roe v. Wade. The legislation passed the Senate unanimously May 9.
McCarthy called for a House vote on the bill for the third time in one week after the assassination attempt on Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“But at the same time that you’re protecting the Capitol, you’re holding a bill to deny protection to those justices,” McCarthy said. “It makes me wonder why. Why if 100 senators approve it, would it hold here for an entire month? Why even after holding it for a month, somebody travels all the way across the country with one thing in mind: to kill a Supreme Court justice, gets arrested. And still, the Speaker of the House will not move that bill.”
“I do not understand that. I do not understand why we would risk that,” McCarthy continued. “I do not understand why you’ll make sure the Capitol’s protected right now knowing that something could happen in the Senate this week but something could happen in the Supreme Court this week, you won’t protect those justices.”
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