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House Dems Insert Poison Pill Into Bipartisan Bill To Protect Supreme Court Justices

House Democrats are undercutting bipartisan legislation to bolster security for justices as heated protests erupt outside their homes.

The Senate passed an emergency, bipartisan bill to beef up security for the justices and the Supreme Court building, sending it to the House on Monday night. Democrats in the House, however, don’t appear to be eager to get the bill passed into law. Leadership members said on Wednesday they haven’t even read the legislation, which is a single page, and they are now considering a new bill with an added provision that extends the security to the Court’s 40-odd clerks—a provision sure to turn off Republicans.

House Majority Leader (D., N.Y.) said Tuesday that Democrats are “certainly going to look” at the bill, but declined to provide a timeline on when to expect a vote. House Democratic Caucus chairman (D., N.Y.) told reporters on Tuesday

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