The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement about potential violence against members of the Supreme Court and clergy following the leak of a Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
A memo from the agency's Office of Intelligence and Analysis, first reported by Axios but obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, outlines the "potential for threats to public safety in response to abortion debate."
DHS memo by Washington Free Beacon
"Domestic violence extremists (DVEs) and criminal actors have adopted narratives surrounding abortion rights to encourage violence, likely increasing the threat to government, religious, and reproductive health care personnel and facilities and ideological opponents," the memo reads.
DHS states that the agency identified "at least 25 violent threats on social media" that included "burning down or storming the US Supreme Court and murdering Justices and their clerks, members of Congress, and lawful demonstrators."
Other threats mentioned include members of the anarchist "Boogaloo Boys" encouraging violence against pro-abortion protesters in hopes that it will spark a civil war.
The Free Beacon previously reported on efforts by House Democrats to stall bipartisan legislation to boost security for the families of Supreme Court justices. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called on Congress to pass the bill, citing the DHS memo outlining the security threats against the Supreme Court.
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