Gov. DeSantis warns of SCOTUS ‘insurrection’ amid pro-choice protests
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'They seem to be able to get away with a lot more than if the shoe were on the other foot.'

Gov. Ron DeSantis started out his Monday on Fox and Friends, where he warned of an “insurrection” in Washington.

“They’re trying to change the outcome of decisions that they are concerned that they don’t like and that is totally antithetical to the rule of law.”

However, the Governor wasn’t referring to the Jan. 6 riots, but to ShutDownDC protesters planning a “blockade” of the Supreme Court, ahead of a potential decision that could overturn Roe v. Wade and change the abortion landscape.

“That would be considered an insurrection: to stop a court from functioning, and yet they seem to be able to get away with a lot more than if the shoe were on the other foot,” DeSantis said, decrying “problematic” behavior from the Left.

“I think that we have a rule of law in this country and you don’t just get to have a mob descend on a Supreme Court Justice’s house or try to impede the operations of government because there may be a decision you don’t like,” DeSantis added.

The Governor made the comments on set in New York City. But much of the material is familiar to Florida reporters, who heard DeSantis decry what he called an “assassination” attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

DeSantis was in Fort Walton Beach last week, when he spoke about developments in the wake of a leaked draft opinion in the Mississippi case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.

“This guy yesterday was saying that he wanted to go and kill Kavanaugh, because he was concerned about court decisions that may be rendered. So he’s trying to change the operation of one branch of our government through political assassination,” DeSantis said of Nicholas Roske, who had lethal weapons and malicious intent when he taxied to Kavanaugh’s home early one morning last week.

DeSantis condemned the leaked opinion itself when it was first reported in May, calling the released document a “judicial insurrection.”

“You want to talk about an insurrection, that’s a judicial insurrection, to be taking that out and trying to kneecap a potential majority through kind of extra-constitutional means,” the Governor said.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


18 comments

  • Sherri Southwell

    June 13, 2022 at 9:37 am

    When these insurrectionists show up in DC to block SCOTUS justices from rendering g a decision, they all need to be locked away in prison with no due process just as the J6 political prisoners have been.

    • Cris

      June 15, 2022 at 9:34 am

      Due process is the process the Jan 6 rioters are going through right now. They’re going through the standard judicial process.

  • SteveHC

    June 13, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    To even *attempt* to equate an advance “leak’ of information relevant to a potential Supreme Court decision with the genuine armed and otherwise truly violent, deadly insurrection that took place in Washington D.C.on Jan. 6 is nothing more than a most bizarrely cynical pander to the lowest intellectual quotient amongst the electorate. And to claim that such a “leak” of information somehow magically “prevents” a court – pretty much ANY court but *especially* the US Supreme Court – from functioning is not only irrational but an incredibly *stupid* statement even for DeSantis to utter. A law school graduate making such utterly ridiculous statements to the public should be seen as an INSULT to that public’s collective intelligence and receive the kind of response that it so richly deserves come election time.

    • just sayin

      June 14, 2022 at 7:55 am

      A “violent deadly insurrection”. Come on. Some rioters actually targeted the government they were mad at instead of random people and businesses and suddenly it’s an “insurrection”? Stop carrying the elite’s water for them. The police came, people got arrested, move on.

      • ScienceBLVR

        June 18, 2022 at 8:50 am

        “A deeply held, irrational, shared belief based on a series of lies” Still tough to believe so many people were so easily conned by Trump and his lies. So much so, they attacked the very democracy that allows them to spew the hatred and false narratives that were so clearly on display. I guess you haven’t been watching the hearings. There is a difference between free speech or petitioning for a redress of grievances, and what happened at the Capitol. If a mob breaks into the Scotus building, injures LEO’s , destroys property, and tries to hang Brett, then we”ll talk.

  • tom palmer

    June 13, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

  • rass

    June 14, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Rona’s tongue is a loose cannon on the deck. How quaint that he was OK with his butthole buddy Don T unleashing an angry mob on Congress and grifting off of his stop the steal BS. GOP is “grifting ordinary people” and Rona has learned how to churn and grift from Don T and his GOP. As if the SCOTUS is going to make law because some protesters show up, please! Spare me your Fix Entertainment BS Rona, try governing Florida instead!

  • MicheleML

    June 14, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Well said SteveHC!

  • Charlotte Greenbarg

    June 14, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Democrats desperately trying to distract from the misery of the economy they created. Yes Virginia, they did try to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh and will threaten children as well.

    • tjb

      June 16, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      What are Ron DeSantis’s solutions to fight inflation, and the high cost of gas and housing in Florida?.
      You can offer your thoughts and prays to protect Kavanaugh and the children.

      • Jerry

        June 17, 2022 at 6:45 pm

        State governments can’t do much of anything about gas prices. The economy is the way it is today because of the federal government’s insane far-left progressive policies.

        Biden spent his whole presidency so far shutting down the fossil fuel industry. He’s shutting down pipelines. He’s cancelling oil leases. He’s put in so many regulations the industry can’t improve the output. So now, prices are soaring out of control. And Biden is now going to Saudi Arabia and begging them for more oil. He’s going to Venezuela for more oil. So he’s going everywhere begging for oil, but he refuses to increase domestic production.

        Some are saying gas could be over $7 a gallon by Labor Day. Democrats are going to be destroyed in the midterms. We haven’t had an economy this bad since Jimmy Carter. And look what the voters ended up doing to him.

  • marylou

    June 14, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    All people have a Constitutionally protected right to protest, so they don’t need Ron’s permission. It’s Unconstitutional for him or any other politician to make any law that “abridges” the right. Ron is smugly stomping his little feet on all of our 1st amendment rights, while squealing, “Look over there!”, hoping we don’t see what he’s doing to the state. Florida Freedummies are cheering along as they willingly give up their own rights in order to enjoy taking away some other person’s rights. The unforgivable part is that we are even giving up our own children’s rights, such as, to love Mickey or play princess! Back in 2018 would you even have imagined doing that kind of thing to your kid? How does Ron want k-12 teachers to explain this one? How much are you willing to hurt your own child so that wRONg can use him/her as a campaign prop?
    Vote him out.

    • Censorshipsux

      June 15, 2022 at 12:24 pm

      Blockading a federal building to change the law by mob force is not a “Constitutionally protected right”. Even when done by you misery seeking leftists.

    • Jerry

      June 17, 2022 at 6:50 pm

      The only party stomping on first amendment rights is the Democrats who have attempted to censor the internet and the media.

      Democrats have not passed a bill in 40 years that expand the rights of Americans. Every law proposed by the Democrats have been to restrict our liberties and/or increase the control of the government. It’s why I will never, ever vote for a Democrat for as long as I live. You people proved during COVID what big government, narcissist, control freaks you really are.

  • JB King

    June 15, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Hey you fake news media: It’s not “insurrection”, it’s insurrection. It’s not “assassination” attempt, it’s assassination attempt.

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  • Beth

    June 18, 2022 at 6:54 am

    This from a man who said nothing about the murder of capitol police officers and the attempted murder of the Vice President. Someone who supported trumps lies by encouraging people on social media to engage in the coup attempt. Someone who is amassing his own version of the “pathetic boys” to squash anyone who disagrees with him. Time for the good people of FL to choose between Democracy or DeSantis. The guy is poison.

    • DeSantis 2022

      June 23, 2022 at 9:54 am

      Beth, please pull your head out of your ass and leave Florida.

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