Youngkin requests security..around VA homes of Alito, Thomas, Barrett

Source: The Hill | May 12, 2022 | Lexi Lonas

Youngkin requests security perimeter around Virginia homes of Alito, Thomas, Barrett

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) is urging officials in Fairfax County to expand a security perimeter around the homes of Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett.

Youngkin’s letter to county officials comes after protesters have demonstrated outside Alito and Barrett’s homes in Virginia, as well as other justices’ homes in Maryland.

“This request is based on credible and specific information received about upcoming activities planned at or involving the homes of the Justices in Fairfax County,” reads Youngkin’s letter to 11 county officials.

“We believe for the safety of the Justices and their families, their neighbors, and the law enforcement heroes dedicated to preserving peace and order in our communities” the perimeter should be expanded to “ensure both the safety of the Justices, their neighbors and the demonstrators.”


Thomas said at a conference earlier this month that people need to “live with outcomes we don’t agree with” in regards to the court’s decisions.

“It bodes ill for a free society,” he added of the protests, saying the court “can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want.”

No reports have emerged of protesters at Thomas’ home, as of Wednesday evening.


Youngkin also joined Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in writing a letter to the Department of Justice on Wednesday asking for additional resources to keep Supreme Court justices safe.


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