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DHS Blames SCOTUS for 'Heightened Threat Environment'

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Thanks to the reality of our three-branch system of government, the White House is having a hard time getting traction on their messaging regarding the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.

It’s easy to dismiss such criticism outright, as our founding fathers intended for the Judicial Branch to operate as it has in this matter.  This is government 101, and the Executive Branch’s angst is all for naught.

So, to that end, there are plenty of Biden surrogates throughout the government who will take ugly and unsightly digs at the Supreme Court, including the folks at the Department of Homeland Security, who this week attempted to blame the high court for some inevitable violence.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, his department has seen a “really heightened” threat environment.

Partial transcript as follows:

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BRENNAN: Mr. Secretary, I also want to ask you here at home about what we’ve seen in the past 24 hours. There’s been this back and forth between state and federal law enforcement regarding security to Supreme Court justices and protests outside their home. Does the threat go beyond picketing? Is it specific and credible?

Here is where Mayorkas crosses a line:

MAYORKAS: So we have seen a heightened threat environment- environment over the last several months over a number of different volatile issues that galvanize people on different sides of each issue. We in the Department of Homeland Security, become involved when there’s a connectivity between the- the opposition to a particular view or an ideology of hate, a false narrative and violence. It is that connectivity to violence when we engage and we are very mindful that the Supreme Court’s decision in reversing and overturning Roe v. Wade has really heightened the threat environment and we have deployed resources to ensure the safety and security of the Supreme Court and the justices. We in the Department of Homeland Security have deployed personnel for that purpose. We do not condone violence and law enforcement will and has responded to acts of violence when people do not honor their freedom to protest peacefully, but instead violate the laws of our country and the states within it.

This sort of blame game is marginally shortsighted, however, on account of the fact that the heightened “threats” that arrived in the wake of the ruling are almost exclusively the product of leftist radicals who Biden will need to court if he’s looking to seek reelection in 2024.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.