Smith votes to extend security to family members of Supreme Court justices
Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) today voted to extend security to the family members of Supreme Court justices as the House approved the Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022 (S. 4160).
The critical vote comes just days after an armed man was arrested near Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home and charged with attempting to murder the Supreme Court justice.
“The horrific threats being waged by pro-abortion activists against our Supreme Court justices and their family members—especially their children—is unconscionable and absolutely disgusting,” said Rep. Smith.
“The harassment and violence intended to intimidate justices and their families—including and especially the "targeting" of their children by extremists—following the leak of the Dobbs draft opinion have no place in America,” said Smith.
“The Supreme Court Police Parity Act will empower the Supreme Court Police to extend its protective services to the family members of the justices to ensure they can fulfill their duties without worrying about the safety of their loved ones,” Smith said.
Having overwhelmingly passed both the House and Senate, the legislation is now on its way to the White House.