27 Democrats Vote Against Protecting Supreme Court Justices’ Families
The US House of Representatives passed a bill to provide security protections to family members of Supreme Court justices in a 396-27 vote — with 27 Democrats voting against the measure.
The Supreme Court Police Parity Act now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk for final approval.
The Senate introduced the bill shortly after Politico published the leaked draft opinion, which suggested that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. The House finally approved the bill after a man was arrested for allegedly planning to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Democratic lawmakers who opposed the bill include progressive Reps. Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.).
The complete list of the Democratic lawmakers who voted against the measure includes Reps.:
Joyce Beatty (Ohio), Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.), Cori Bush (Mo.), Veronica Escobar (Texas), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Jesús García (Ill.), Sylvia Garcia (Texas), Josh Gottheimer (N.J.), Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), Steven Horsford (Nevada), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), Brenda Lawrence (Mich.), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Tom Malinowski (N.J.), Marie Newman (Ill.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Bill Pascrell (N.J.), Donald Payne (N.J.), Ed Perlmutter (Colo.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Mikie Sherrill (N.J.), Albio Sires (N.J.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Norma Torres (Calif.), Nydia Velázquez (N.Y.), Maxine Waters (Calif.), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.).