Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh didn’t have time for dessert while he was out eating Wednesday night.
He made a quick exit from the back of by Mortona downtown Washington, D.C. steakhouse when abortion rights protesters showed up at the restaurant after learning he was dining there, Politics reported.
When protesters discovered that Kavanaugh – one of six conservative Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and the Constitutional Right to Abortion — was at the establishment, they came in front, Politico reported.
🚨🚨While the tough guys @OurRightsDC and his own neighbors are gathered outside #Kavanaughat his house, Judge appears to have snuck in for a posh DC dinner. We got a tip from someone who spotted him around 7:40pm 🚨🚨 DM us if you want to join him… we’re sure he can take a spot!
— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) July 6, 2022
Shortly after, they called the manager and demanded he kick Kavanaugh, Politico reported. The group later tweeted that Kavanaugh “snuck in from the back with his security detail.”
Kavanaugh did not hear or see the protesters, and he was able to eat a full meal “but left before dessert,” a person familiar with the matter told Politico.
While the high court has issued no official comment on the incident, Morton’s was unhappy with the situation, with Politico describing the steakhouse as “outraged” by what unfolded.
A representative for the restaurant said Kavanaugh and all of their other customers were “unduly harassed by unruly protesters while dining.”
“Politics, regardless of your side or your views, should not trample on the freedom at stake of the right to gather and dine,” the statement to Politico said. “There is a time and a place for everything. To disturb the dinner of all our customers was an act of selfishness and a lack of decency.
The protesters, meanwhile, were adamant that they made the right decision.
“No rights for us, no peace for you” the group tweeted Friday.
Kavanaugh had repeatedly pointed out during his confirmation hearings before the Senate in 2018 that Roe was “set as previousbut sided with the Conservative majority last month to overturn the decision.
Since the draft notice was leaked, weekly demonstrations occurred outside the home of Kavanaugh and those of other judges who supported the decision. A California man was arrested in June after he made threats against Kavanaugh, and he was later charged with attempted murder.
President Biden signed a bill extending security protections to immediate family members of those on the bench last month. The Supreme Court’s security official also asked senior officials in Virginia and Maryland to order “police to enforce laws they say prohibit picketing of judges’ suburban homes,” Washington Post reported.
See reactions to the situation below:
I feel terrible for Judge Kavanaugh.
He tried to make a choice about where his body should be and what should be inside.
Then a small group of unrelated people showed up and stopped him from making that choice.
…hey, wait a minute!
— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) July 8, 2022
Note to Mortons: The Supreme Court, where Justice Kavanaugh sits, explicitly allows sidewalk protests. Women have had to endure this gauntlet when accessing their reproductive rights, which is a bit more traumatic than having to endure it on the way to a nice steak dinner. https://t.co/pNGDklYLzI
— Julie Roginsky (@julieroginsky) July 8, 2022
Sorry, the freedom to dine at Mortons is not mentioned in the Constitution and therefore is not a real right. Did I do this correctly?
— TheSheaKitten (@SheaKitten) July 8, 2022