Judge Jeanine Pirro weighed the question in her opening statement Saturday night on Justice, in light of the recent violence seen at Donald Trump rallies.
“Since when if you state an opinion are you responsible for someone’s reaction?” she asked. “Since when do you have the right to interrupt my First Amendment right to listen to a candidate for the highest office in the land?”
“This is America. Not the Soviet Union,” said Judge Jeanine.
“Your free speech, if it differs from mine, doesn’t mean that you’re right and I’m wrong, and therefore I must be silenced.
But that is exactly what the left tried to do in Chicago and again in Kansas City to more than 25,000 who came to hear Donald Trump.”
Protesters, of course, have the right to dissent, said Judge Jeanine.
But “you cannot defend assault by arguing verbal provocation,” she warned.
“This is America, you cannot stop us and you cannot silence us. Beware the sleeping giant – the silent majority of us. We will not be silenced.”