Reporter says protests outside of Kavanaugh’s residence ‘scary’

A reporter who was on the scene during weekend protests at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland house described the situation as “one of the scariest things” he’s witnessed amid increasing reports of violence across the United States following the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the court may overturn Roe v. Wade.

After the draft was released, Douglas Blair, a news editor for the Heritage Foundation-backed Daily Signal, told Fox News that the weekend protests were “an attempt at intimidation.”

“I did not see Justice Kavanaugh. My hope is that he wasn’t home. My hope is that he was safe with his family somewhere else because it was genuinely one of the scariest things I’ve ever witnessed,” he said.

According to footage released online, protesters gathered at what seemed to be Kavanaugh’s residence in Montgomery County on Saturday evening.

Blair, who was photographing the incident, claimed that the protesters outside his home were more “negative” than those who demonstrated outside the homes of other justices.

“The energy is markedly more negative outside Kavanaugh’s house. The anger has become much more palpable than outside any other justices’ house,” he wrote on Twitter.

“There was a lot of chanting, a lot of anger, and a lot of people who clearly don’t understand exactly what is happening right now,” said Taylor Dabney, a reporter who was with Blair.

On Saturday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a statement in which he stated that the Supreme Court cannot be coerced into making a decision by outside forces.

“We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,” Thomas said at a conference.

“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that,” he added.