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These 27 Democrats voted against protections for Supreme Court justices

FOX News logo FOX News 6/14/2022 Jessica Chasmar
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The House passed a bill Tuesday to increase security for Supreme Court justices' immediate families, with 27 Democrats voting against, less than a week after a man was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The bill that's now headed to President Biden’s desk for final approval provides for 24-hour protection for Supreme Court justices' families, similar to what is already provided for some members of the executive and legislative branches.

The House voted 396-27, approving a measure that had already been passed by unanimous consent in the Senate in May just days after a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion suggested it intends to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y., was one of the Democrats to vote against providing additional protections for Supreme Court justices and their families. Drew Angerer/Getty Images © Provided by FOX News Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y., was one of the Democrats to vote against providing additional protections for Supreme Court justices and their families. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democrats who opposed the bill argued that it also needed to include protection for court staff, including clerks, and their families. 

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., boasted in an Instagram video on Saturday about initially blocking the bill.

"I wake up this morning and I start to hear murmurs that there is going to be an attempt to pass the Supreme Court supplemental protection bill the day after gun safety legislation for schools and kids and people is stalled," she said in the video.

"Oh, so we can pass protections for us and here easily, right? But we can't pass protections for everyday people?" she continued. "I think not."

All those who voted "no" on the Supreme Court Police Parity Act on Tuesday were Democrats. They are:

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