Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined Fox & Friends to discuss the violent plot against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the need to increase security for our Supreme Court Justices as they continue to be targeted by the Far-Left. Rep. Stefanik also slammed the Democrats’ partisan and illegitimate January 6th Committee primetime hearing tonight.
Highlights of her interview are below:
On the Left’s Violent Attempt to Harm Justice Kavanaugh and Influence the Supreme Court:
“First of all, thank God law enforcement was able to identify this criminal before this heinous act was committed. My heart goes out to the entire Kavanaugh family. Justice Kavanaugh is also the father of two young children, so, that's a threat, not just to his life, but it's a threat to his family as well. And what's really concerning to me is you've seen both the White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer fan these flames, encouraging protesters, who, in many cases have been violent, to target Supreme Court Justices to try to influence the Court.”
“This is the highest Court in the land. It needs to maintain its independence and should never succumb to this political pressure. And that's essentially what the Left is trying to do here, so this does need to be considered a crime. It is a crime, and we need to make sure that we are holding the Democrats accountable who have encouraged this type of behavior targeting the Justices.”
“It is not okay. There is no excuse to not provide protection for all the Justices. We are expecting each of them to bring their legal backgrounds, the best legal minds in the nation to make these independent judgements, put out these decisions on whether the laws passed in this country are constitutional or not. This is a no-brainer. It should not be a partisan issue. Shame on Nancy Pelosi for turning it into a partisan issue.”
“Look how close this threat was. Again, thank goodness, and we credit law enforcement, and I'm sure the Kavanaugh family is grateful to law enforcement. We need to stop this encouragement of any type of targeting on any of our Supreme Court Justices, and they need to absolutely have adequate security.”
On the Supreme Court Leak and Attempt to Shred the Integrity of the Court:
“Well, unfortunately, I believe the leak came from a progressive-leaning clerk who wanted to, again, try to pressure the Court to not make the draft decision that was circulated. The leak -- any type of leak should be designated a federal crime. From my perspective, it is absolutely shredding the integrity of the Court, shredding the institution of the Court.”
“No, we are not getting help from Democrats, and we’re not getting help from Nancy Pelosi. Democrats in the House, Steve, are so focused on their January 6th circus, they are not paying attention to really important issues related to crime in this country but related to the radical politicization that we're seeing on the Left.”
On Democrats’ January 6 Partisan Circus:
“We can expect a circus. The Democrats have been shameless. The fact that they are booking this on primetime tells you everything you need to know. Most of the committee business in the House starts at 10:00 a.m. and through the regular working day, so they are trying to get eyeballs, and they are trying to change the narrative.”
"They are not hosting a primetime hearing on the border crisis, not hosting a primetime hearing on the baby shortage or inflation or gas prices. Those are issues that actually matter to the American people."
“What this committee is focused on is a partisan witch-hunt going after Nancy Pelosi's political opponents, smearing Donald Trump supporters and voters across this country.”
“The American people are smart. They are going to see right through this and see that Democrats have absolutely no agenda for the issues that matter to them, whereas Republicans are talking about the issues that matter. So I think we are going to see a political circus. There is a reason they hired the former president of ABC News who was the producer that silenced Jeff Epstein's victims, because they are turning this into a Hollywood production, rather than getting to work and focusing on the issues that impact Americans.”