House minority leader Kevin McCarthy blasted Democrats on Monday for what he claimed was their purposeful attempts to stall a bill seeking to protect Supreme Court Justices.
As The Daily Wire reports:
For the third time, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requested Monday unanimous consent to expedite the passage of a security bill to protect the Supreme Court justices.
McCarthy emphasized that “there is no reason” to delay the proposal, asking for immediate consideration in the House.
“I do not understand why we would risk that,” McCarthy said in remarks Monday afternoon, pointing out that the bill was introduced more than a month ago. “I do not understand why you’ll make sure that the Capitol is protected right now knowing that something could happen…or something could happen at the Supreme Court this week, but you won’t protect those justices.”
For the 3rd time in a week, I'm calling for a vote for stronger security for Supreme Court Justices—ALL of them. This isn't partisan. The threat is real. Why is Speaker Pelosi blocking something that the Senate has already passed unanimously? https://t.co/rz11LysiS0
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 13, 2022
The GOP leader warned Democrats that if they change the Supreme Court security bill, sending it back to the Senate instead of passing it, “the country will know why.”
The bill was introduced by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn after the details of a potential upcoming decision striking down Roe vs Wade were leaked to the public.