The Supreme Court has asked for significant extra funding for police protection in the wake of abortion activists targeting SCOTUS judges because of the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
The Supreme Court submitted its budget request to Congress last week and asked for an increase of $5,897,000 for additional security.
“This request would expand security activities conducted by Supreme Court Police to protect the Justices, SCOTUS wrote. “On-going threat assessments show evolving risks that require continuous protection. Additional funding would provide for contract positions, eventually transitioning to full-time employees, that will augment capabilities of the Supreme Court police force and allow it to accomplish its protective mission.”