U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was criticized for mocking the alleged harassment from pro-choice protesters that caused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to flee a D.C. steakhouse.
Kavanaugh, who previously faced an assassination attempt, was having dinner at the Morton’s restaurant on Wednesday when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he was in the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade, Politco reported.
Poking fun at the situation, the New York Democrat tweeted on Friday: ‘Poor guy. He left before his soufflé because he decided half the country should risk death if they have an ectopic pregnancy within the wrong state lines.
‘It’s all very unfair to him,’ Ocasio-Cortez added. ‘The least they could do is let him eat cake.’
Although many cheered the congresswoman on, others slammed her for not condemning the protesters and claimed she was spreading false information about ectopic pregnancies.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) mocked the incident where Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to leave a D.C. steakhouse after pro-choice protesters demanded management kick him out following the high courts ruling to end Roe V. Wade
Ocasio-Cortez poked fun at Kavanaugh, who was forced to leave before he could eat dessert
A spokesperson for the Morton’s restaurant in Washington D.C. (pictured) criticized the protesters and said the justice had to leave the restaurant through the back
A spokesperson for the Morton’s restaurant criticized the protesters who showed up against Kavanaugh, who was forced to leave through the back.
‘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,’ the spokesperson said in a statement.
‘Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner.’
Matt Walsh, a commentator for the conservative Daily Wire, called Ocasio-Cortez a hypocrite for mocking the situation while previously saying she had feared for her life during the January 6 Capitol riot.
‘Didn’t you cry about having a near death experience because people were trespassing in a building you weren’t even in,’ Walsh tweeted.
Conservative radio host Dana Loesch also took a jab at the congresswoman, calling her claim about ectopic pregnancies ‘disinformation.’
‘Ectopic pregnancies aren’t denied treatment because they aren’t viable pregnancies as modern medicine can’t solve the problem of transplanting a fetus to the uterus, Loesch tweeted. ‘You’d do much better without this blatant disinformation.’
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg gets implanted outside the uterus, growing elsewhere with a chance to cause life-threatening blood loss.
Although the current state-level abortion bans make exemptions for medical emergencies, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has warned that the bans may impede timely treatment of ectopic pregnancy as doctors worry over the rules in their state.
Many took to Twitter to criticize the congresswoman for her statements
Tom Fitton, president of the Judicial Watch conservative activism group, also criticized Ocasio-Cortez for her tweet and called her a ‘Marxist.’
‘AOC a Marxist politician, supports illegal intimidation of Supreme Court justices because she is angry that states are once again able to protect the right to life of unborn human beings,’ he tweeted.
One Twitter user named Eric Robison simply asked, ‘If people accost her during her next meal, will she feel the same way?’
Following the backlash, the congresswoman wrote: ‘ I will never understand the pearl clutching over these protests.
‘Republicans send people to protest me all the time, sometimes drunk and belligerent,’ she claimed. ‘Nobody cares about it unless it’s a Republican in a restaurant.
‘Can someone please explain the obsession because I don’t get it.’
The New York Democrat called her critics hypocrites, claiming she, too, has faced protesters from the right ‘sometimes drunk and belligerent,’ she tweeted
Cops stand outside of Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, five days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh’s home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement. He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge and his due to stand trial in August
Protesters have turned up at the homes of the justices and singled them out in the weeks since the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.
Members of Congress have demanded more security for the nine members of the highest court. A bill was signed last month to extend protection to their families, but there are still fears for their safety.
Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, sparked the greatest security fears by bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanaugh’s home at the beginning of June, according to law enforcement.
He has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a federal judge in a trial set to begin on August 23.
If convicted he faces life in prison.
According to an FBI affidavit, Roske had flown from California to Washington and was spotted arriving at Kavanaugh’s home in the middle of the night on June 8, CBS reported.