Trump-endorsed Jim Bognet rips double standard: Republicans would be ‘thrown in jail’ if they protested in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices

by Alex Caldwell

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During an exclusive interview with RSBN on Thursday, Trump-endorsed congressional candidate Jim Bognet, R-Pa., slammed Joe Biden’s “weak and meager” response toward pro-choice liberals marching outside the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices to “intimidate” them into upholding Roe v. Wade.

Bognet, running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district, claimed that Republicans would be “thrown in jail” if they protested the way liberals had been doing in front of justices’ homes.

“Seeing these Antifa lunatics and squad members protest on judges’ lawns—if Republicans were doing that, they’d be thrown in jail,” Bognet told RSBN.

Protestors began marching outside the homes of conservative justices after Politico published a leaked draft opinion for a case that could overturn the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision protecting abortion.

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki asserted that Joe Biden’s official position would be to continue encouraging protests outside the homes of justices.

“I know that there’s an outrage right now, I guess, about the protests that have been peaceful to date, and we certainly do continue to encourage that, outside judges’ homes, and that’s the president’s position,” said Psaki.

Bognet, who joined President Trump on stage during his rally in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on May 6, called the leak “shameful” but celebrated the court’s decision to overturn the case as “welcome news for those of us who believe in a culture of life.”

“We have been fighting for 49 years to try to do a better job at protecting the most vulnerable among us in our country,” Bognet told RSBN. “It’s really motivating to know that we can succeed there.”

Bognet, whose congressional district encompasses the working-class cities of Hazelton and Scranton, also blasted Joe Biden’s energy policies, which he called a “disaster for working-class people in America.”

“We’ve never seen it like this since the 1970s,” said Bognet. “[Biden] says he’s from Scranton; Joe don’t know Scranton. He doesn’t know what we go through here. He doesn’t know what it’s like to be working-class.”

The U.S. Labor Department reported earlier this month that inflation hit 8.3 percent in April. In Pennsylvania, gas prices rose to $4.59 per gallon on average, increasing two dollars per gallon since Biden stepped foot in the White House.

Biden, who canceled offshore oil lease sales in the Gulf Coast and Alaska on Wednesday, has repeatedly blamed the record inflation on Russian President Vladimir Putin and Covid-19.

“Let’s be absolutely clear about why prices are high right now: COVID and Vladimir Putin,” Biden tweeted in April.

Bognet asserted that energy prices are high because of Biden’s “assault on our fossil fuels,” not some “Putin Price Hike.”

“The transition to Biden has been disastrous,” the Trump-endorsed candidate continued. “Things were so much better off under President Trump. We had $2.00 to $2.25 per gallon gasoline. Now we have $4.50 to $5.00 per gallon gasoline. Home heating oil has almost doubled in price. The energy picture has really fallen apart.”

Bognet also affirmed that illegal immigration has “devastated” his hometown of Hazelton and blamed Biden for using rural America as a “dumping ground for his problems.”

“Biden has ghost flights of illegal immigrants coming into the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Airport,” he added. “My hometown of Hazelton has been devastated by the impacts of illegal immigration. We have tons of illegals in our town now; the drug trade really has been horrible here.”

Bognet continued, “Under President Trump, we had the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. We knew that Title 42 wouldn’t be lifted, and now we’re trying to build the border wall, and we’ve built a lot of it, and we’ve got to finish that wall, and that’s what I’ll work on in Congress.”

Bognet, who has the backing of President Trump, is running for Congress with the hopes of unseating Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., a four-term representative in the working-class swing seat. Bognet ran against Cartwright in 2020 but narrowly lost over what many have attributed to election discrepancies.

Bognet told RSBN that his victory “will be a loud and clear repudiation of the Biden-Pelosi-Cartwright liberal agenda.”

The Pennsylvania primary elections will take place on Tuesday, May 17.

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