One of the most outrageous aspects of the news that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade is the fact that–despite what some conservatives would have people believe–a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases and want to see the landmark decision upheld. But according to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnnell? It is the job of the high court to make decisions that will fundamentally alter life in ways Americans don’t like.
Speaking to NPR, the Kentucky lawmaker claimed that the whole point of the Supreme Court is to make decisions that most of the country doesn’t agree with. He stated that the Supreme Court’s ability to make a decision on any issue and to do so in a way that is contrary to the public’s opinion is precisely what the Supreme Court was created to do. “It’s to protect basic rights, even when majorities are in favor of something else, that happens all the time.” McConnell then chose to bizarrely point to the issue of flag burning, the prohibition of which the court ruled in 1989 was a violation of the First Amendment. “If you took public opinion polls on that issue, people would overwhelmingly support a legislative prohibition of flag burning, but the Supreme Court interpreted that as a violation of the First Amendment freedom of speech.”
Of course, letting people burn flags is not the same as taking away the constitutional right of millions of people to make medical decisions about their own bodies, but you’ll have to forgive ole Mitchy, who’s currently trying to make people forget he’s one of the key architects of the impending obliteration of reproductive freedoms. He claimed that his long-standing obsession with installing conservative judges wasn’t about removing Roe , but rather keeping out “judicial activism [s],”” conservatives who believe in women having the same bodily autonomy and men. He said that his interest in the matter was not related to any specific issue. Naturally, he also blamed the declining trust in the court not on the appointment of people credibly accused of sexual assault (which they deny), or the revelation that at least one of them is married to someone who tried to have the 2020 election overturned, but on the left.
“It’s no wonder that by politicizing the Supreme Court, like the political left has, including the Democratic leader of the Senate–it would affect their approval ratings. McConnell stated that McConnell should stop this. McConnell stated that the president knew better and set up a commission for an investigation into the composition of the court. The Supreme Court is not bro