It’s time for another game of ‘the pot calling the kettle black’ in politics. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, mocks Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after he was chased out of a restaurant by angry protesters.
Last Wednesday, Justice Kavanaugh was having dinner at a D.C steakhouse, Morton’s, when protestors arrived outside upset over the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v Wade. Politico reported the incident stating protesters called the restaurant’s manager demanding they kick Kavanaugh out. It’s also reported that people were booking fake reservations online with names like “Arnold Benedict,” “Abortion Rights,” and “First Amendment.”
The threats from protestors led to the politician and his party to leave the restaurant through the back. A spokesperson for Morton’s defended Kavanaugh saying they believe every customer should have the right to congregate and eat dinner without being harassed by others.
“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. Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner.”
AOC, however, clearly doesn’t feel the same way. The left-wing Representative took to Twitter to mock Kavanaugh for having to leave his meal due to threats and lack of privacy.
“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.”
Several Twitter users were quick to point out the hypocrisy of her statement.
…as well as pointing out the misinformation she posted.
Peter Doocy of Fox News asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about the incident and if justices have rights to their privacy. Jean-Pierre said that while the Biden Administration condemns intimidation, “people have a right to protest peacefully.”