Republicans push DOJ to protect pro-life centers from 'assault' by violent activists

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EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are putting pressure on the Department of Justice to take action against violent activists who have targeted crisis pregnancy centers and places of worship in an attempt to intimidate pro-life Americans and justices.

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, is leading Republicans in this charge, telling Fox News Digital that it is a "shame" that DOJ "will not act" and protect Supreme Court justices and pro-life centers.

"This Department of Justice has shown that it is at the highest levels very political," Buck said. "It has targeted parents attending school board meetings. It has used the FBI to target these parents, and yet it has completely ignored statutes that are on the books that are intended to protect judges and the independence of the judiciary."

The congressman referenced federal U. S. code 1507, that says anyone 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."

"This is a really serious violation of federal law, and they should take it seriously," said Buck, referring to mobs of protestors who have frequently gathered outside the justices' homes following the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that stated the court's intention to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Just last week, an armed man was taken into custody outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Maryland with the alleged intent of assassinating the justice, stemming from anger over the draft leak’s anticipated overturning of Roe v. Wade.

"I'm concerned about the threats against the Supreme Court justices. I'm concerned about the ability of these organized crime units across the country to act in a concerted way to threaten America... (Read more)