Top House Republicans asked President Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain if the White House had coordinated with protesters targeting the homes of conservative members of the Supreme Court.
“We are writing to solicit information about the role of the White House and awareness of the inappropriate and potentially illegal leftist campaign of intimidation and harassment against Supreme Court justices,” wrote Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Rep. James Comer (R-Kentucky) in the Friday letter.
The letter accused the White House of previously “collaborating” with the National School Boards Association to urge federal law enforcement agencies to take action against parents protesting far-left school boards.
Jordan and Comer went on to call on the White House to “identify all communications between the President’s Executive Office and left-wing activist groups” involved in the demonstrations and to “firmly confirm to us that no staff member of the President’s Executive Office has received such communications.” .”
Passions have flared around the court since a draft ruling by Judge Samuel Alito overthrowing Roe V. Wade was leaked earlier this month. The landmark 1973 decision enshrined abortion rights in the United States, which conservative lawyers have worked for decades to reverse.
Jordan and Comer are the senior members of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees and are on the verge of becoming chairmen should Republicans retake the House in the 2022 midterm elections.