Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to bolt from a dinner at a Washington, D.C., restaurant on Wednesday. Leftist protesters discovered Kavanaugh was eating at Morton's Steakhouse and disrupted the entire restaurant to "unduly" harass the Supreme Court justice over his decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Morton's Steakhouse called the incident an "act of selfishness and void of decency.”
However, Democrats have gleefully cheered on the targeted harassment of a U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shared a tweet from Huffington Post senior editor Andy Campbell slamming Politico for "clutching pearls" for writing up a 212-word account of the harassment of Justice Kavanaugh near the end of its Playbook feature.
"While the court had no official comment on Kavanaugh’s behalf and a person familiar with the situation said he did not hear or see the protesters and ate a full meal but left before dessert, Morton’s was outraged about the incident," the Politico article said.
AOC wrote on Twitter, "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. The least they could do is let him eat cake."
"I will never understand the pearl clutching over these protests," Ocasio-Cortez said in a follow-up tweet. "Republicans send people to protest me all the time, sometimes drunk and belligerent. Nobody cares about it unless it’s a Republican in a restaurant. Can someone please explain the obsession because I don’t get it."
National Review fact-checked the Democratic socialist and noted that AOC was spreading misinformation in her post regarding ectopic pregnancies – which occur when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus where it can not survive and can be fatal for the mother.
"While Ocasio-Cortez seemed to smile upon the demonstration, her reason for supporting such action is fictitious," the outlet stated. "The treatment of ectopic pregnancies — which occur when an embryo implants itself outside of the uterus, oftentimes on the fallopian tube — remains legal in all 50 states. Embryos that implant outside of the uterus are not viable, and even the most strident of pro-life groups support the immediate treatment of them as a medically necessary act, not an abortion."
Washington Examiner writer Jerry Dunleavy added, "Not only is medical treatment for an ectopic pregnancy not illegal anywhere in America, but implying to your 13 million followers that it is illegal is the sort of thing that could actually cause someone to risk death for no reason rather than seek out the treatment they may need."
Many online commentators also pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez previously lashed out at someone for merely taking a photo of her eating.
In February 2019, AOC spouted, "Tonight a dude was creepily (and obviously) taking a picture of me while pretending he wasn’t and I had to break his imaginary fourth wall and say 'Hi! I’m a person! This is weird!'"
The Politico Playbook article was also shared on Twitter by Chasten Buttigieg – the husband of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
The spouse of the Biden cabinet member snarkily tweeted, "Sounds like he just wanted some privacy to make his own dining decisions."
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended protesters targeting a Supreme Court justice eating at a restaurant by saying, "This is what a democracy is."
TV writer Bryan Fuller raged, "REMINDER: BRETT KAVANAUGH DESERVES TO DINE IN TERROR."
Progressive podcaster Ethan Klein bloviated, "I hope Brett Kavanaugh never has a peaceful meal for the rest of his life. Who gives a f***? Dude just stripped human rights away from 50% of Americans. F*** yo dinner bitch."
Actor Ken Olin blustered, "Sorry, not sorry. Brett Kavanaugh is a bad person. He’s only in that fancy DC steakhouse because his SCOTUS seat was bought & paid for by rich right wing religious fanatics. So if Americans want to exercise their 1st Amendment rights to protest outside a restaurant… tough s***."
Baseball writer Craig Calcaterra ranted, "F*** around and find out. Sorry, dude. You wanna ruin the lives of millions, expect people to tell you they hate it."
Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer tweeted, "If Brett Kavanaugh never enjoys a dinner out again as long as he lives, he will still suffer less inconvenience than a child forced to give her birth to her rapist's baby."
NBC Think writer Noah Berlatsky bemoaned, "Pregnant people literally have no right to their own body and can be tortured for nine months and then killed by the state if it feels like it. How would Brett Kavanaugh like it if that happened to him? Forcing someone to carry a child they do not want at risk of their mental and physical health is torture. It's torture. And it's meant as such. these laws are deliberately sadistic and meant to terrorize women and keep them in their place."
Far-left organization Shutdown DC offered money to tipsters who informed them of the physical location of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, and Kavanaugh.
It was only a month ago that a man allegedly attempted to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh at his home, where he lives with his wife and daughters.