Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pushed back on criticism of protesters gathering outside a Washington, D.C., restaurant where Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining, arguing that they were exercising their First Amendment rights.
Buttigieg said he had no problem with the protesters, as they were “peaceful,” noting that they were angry about the recent Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“When public officials go into public life, we should expect two things. One, you should always be free from violence, harassment, and intimidation. And two, you’re never going to be free from criticism or peaceful protests, people exercising their rights,” Buttigieg said.
More Democrats should take cues from Pete Buttigieg. pic.twitter.com/1P0o6LKFiu
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) July 10, 2022
What constitutes harassment in the eyes of Buttigieg? Constant protests in front of your private home day and night? Random leftists shouting down you and your family as you attempt to share a meal? Who gets to decide if one feels harassed or intimidated?
Liberals brush off the harassment lobbed at conservatives because they don’t have to risk anything to be open about their political views. Liberalism is largely considered the ‘acceptable’ or politically correct way to operate one’s life and any deviation from that is often met with severe backlash.
It actually takes courage to be a conservative.
Kavanaugh was dining at a restaurant in downtown D.C. last Wednesday when he made a backdoor exit after a group of abortion rights protesters was tipped off while the justice was eating and showed up out front.
Kavanaugh was dining at the downtown D.C. location Morton’s Steakhouse. The chain later condemned the protest.
“Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” a Morton’s representative said in a statement obtained by Politico.
“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”
Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten, responded to a post about the incident on Friday, tweeting a heartless, yet typical, leftist reaction to the harassment Justice Kavanaugh and his family receives on a daily basis.
Sounds like he just wanted some privacy to make his own dining decisions. https://t.co/pAUiYqxIHT
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) July 8, 2022
During his interview on Sunday, Buttigieg insisted that he would have no problem if the same situation had happened to him while dining.
Sure, Pete, whatever you say!
Author: Asa McCue