- Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized Republicans for “plotting” to get a conservative Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
- “They’ve been out there plotting, carefully nurturing these Supreme Court justices,” he told reporters Tuesday.
- Warren noted that 69% of Americans disagree with the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Senator Elizabeth Warren ripped off Republicans for “plotting” to get a conservative Supreme Court that would ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade removed the constitutional right to abortion.
“Republicans have been working for this day for decades,” Warren told reporters on Tuesday. “They’ve been out there plotting, carefully nurturing these Supreme Court justices so they could have a majority on the sidelines that would accomplish something most Americans don’t want.”
Warren was referring to a leaked Supreme Court opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito which appears to signal that five of the court’s conservative judges will overthrow Roe v. Wade, the historic 1973 decision establishing the right to abortion.
“I’m angry, upset and determined. The US Congress can keep Roe v. Wade the law of the country. They just have to,” Warren said.
Warren cited a poll that found that 69% of people across the country – “red states and blue states, old and young” – want Roe v. Wade “keep the law of the land”.
“We have to do it and we have the right,” Warren said.
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The draft opinion, leaked Monday night, sparked outrage among Democrats, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling it “one of the worst” decisions in history.
“If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the largest restriction on rights in the last fifty years, not just on women but on all Americans,” the top two Congressional Democrats said in a joint statement. “The votes reported by Republican-appointed judges to overturn Roe v. Wade would be considered an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history.”
The court confirmed that the draft is authentic, but said the decision is not final and that an investigation will be opened to find out who leaked the document. Republicans – who have sought to curtail abortion rights in more than a dozen states – have focused their attention on the leak, with many refusing to comment on the apparent decision itself.
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