The right to protest and to attempt to sway the masses towards one’s own viewpoint is an important part of the U.S Constitution, yet to impede anyone’s right to free travel isn’t what protesting means. A group of unhappy leftists found this out after a number of G.O.P senators got a police escort to walk them past “protesters,” who were obstructing their movement in the cellar of “the Russell Building near the terminus of the Senate subway,” as Roll Call reported today.
G.O.P. members of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were among those who received a uniformed escort. The latter was even was walked to his destination by the deputy sergeant at arms, James Morhard.
Some of those protesting began to yell and proclaim that they were standing up for sexual assault victims but Morhard said, “I’m sorry, I’m talking to him, alright?” and continued on performing his duties.
As Teddy Stick had shown last week, there are more holes in Ford’s story than in a brick of Swiss cheese as some pundits see it, and those demanding the “right” to stop lawmakers from going to work don’t change any these facts one bit.
Graham has not disrespected anyone’s opinion but he did voice concern that the way some people were making their opinions known was rather dangerous. “This is dangerous. I had somebody that wouldn’t let an elevator shut. An Iraq War veteran. I appreciate his service, but I just have a different opinion of Judge Kavanaugh,” he said.
“I tried to make that clear,” the senator from South Carolina added.
Many Republicans, Constitutionalists, and others are quite pleased that none of this is swaying the view nor strategy of Graham. “I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court very soon. However, if his nomination were to fall short, I would encourage President Trump to re-nominate Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. It would — in effect — be appealing the Senate’s verdict directly to the American people,” he stated.
“The midterm elections are only 35 days away and a new group of senators may view Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination very differently after hearing from the voters in their states,” he reminded the press. This, of course, may be true even if the supposed “blue wave” does happen, though many political experts call that theory into question.
What isn’t up for debate is the fact that, in some circles, protesting is being confused with rioting.
As America comes to terms with this, many hope that changes will be seen, but if G.O.P members need the police to walk them to work due to the actions of some on the left, clearly, there is a long way to go.