“Several conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the people, have lied to the Senate, ripped up the Constitution, and defiled precedent and the Court’s reputation,” read a joint statement from Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
As expected, Democrats just lost it in the aftermath of the bombshell report from Politico about the draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court in which Justice Samuel Alito wrote in response to the Mississippi pro-life case currently before the court that “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled.”
While draft opinions are subject to change and no actual ruling has been made (as Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed in a statement Tuesday), as far as Democrats are concerned this is their Code Red Moment to spring into action and in the process willingly and deliberately undermine every single institution in this country in order to try and preserve the so-called “right” to abortion.
Two options they’re laying out on the table to “rectify” the dire (for them) situation are 1) to “codify” Roe v. Wade via Congressional legislation and 2) to accuse conservative Justices including Alito and Brett Kavanaugh of “lying” during their confirmation hearings when they were asked about Roe v. Wade.
Predictably, “LIED” trended on Twitter for a time today in the midst of Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer leading the way on the “lie” line of attack along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Several conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the people, have lied to the Senate, ripped up the Constitution, and defiled precedent and the Court’s reputation—all at the expense of women who could soon be stripped of bodily autonomy and constitutional rights. pic.twitter.com/0PaVWBD2oz
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 3, 2022
SCHUMER: “This is a dark and disturbing morning for America. … If this report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past 50 years…several of these conservative justices…have lied to the U.S. Senate" pic.twitter.com/xdhAOigvnI
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) May 3, 2022
As many Legal Insurrection readers will recall, Schumer also openly threatened the conservative Justices back in March 2020, stating, “You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions!”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has had several meltdowns since the Politico story broke. In one video clip, Warren was seen being escorted to her vehicle by someone (maybe an aide) who was guiding her by the hand. Warren said in so many words that Congress has the power to ensure “women’s rights” are protected or whatever. In another clip, she’s seen whipping up the frenzied mobs of bitterly angry leftists:
— Willy Lowry (@willy_lowry) May 3, 2022
I am angry because an extremist Supreme Court thinks they can impose their extremist views on all of the women of this country and they are wrong.
I have seen the world where abortion is illegal. We’re not going back—not now, not ever. pic.twitter.com/5lE8rCQz5U
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 3, 2022
Rep. Ted Lieu gleefully amplified a tweet from CNN “journalist” Jim Sciutto in trying to make it look like Justice Alito “LIED … UNDER OATH” in his previous statements to the Senate:
Justice Alito LIED during his confirmation hearing about #RoeVWade. Why? Because he may not have been confirmed if he told the truth.
You cannot square his prior testimony UNDER OATH with the aggressive and arrogant language of his draft opinion overruling settled precedent. https://t.co/yJY1ZfTC9I
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 3, 2022
Twice-failed candidate for President Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist who caucuses with Democrats, demanded Congress act to “codify” Roe v. Wade “NOW” and if they couldn’t, pushed to end the filibuster so Democrats could get their way:
Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW. And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 3, 2022
At least one “Republican” Senator – Susan Collins – is sounding an awful lot like Schumer on the “lying” thing, too:
Asked if she was mislead by Kavanaugh, Collins told us: “My statement speaks for itself”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 3, 2022
Naturally, where the “lying” accusations lead to are impeachment hearings, which CNN eagerly pointed out in this segment:
Kasich laughs, "What do you mean?" pic.twitter.com/M7MsXsnnhW
— Bill D'Agostino (@Banned_Bill) May 3, 2022
Gaming out the two scenarios above, Democrats don’t have and won’t get 60 votes to “codify” abortion rights into law. And if what Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema said Tuesday is a reliable indicator, the likelihood that the filibuster is going away is slim to none.
As far as impeachment hearings for the conservative Justices go, Democrats would have to prove the Justices lied, which would be a tall order because Alito and the others were deliberately vague not to mention cautious in their wording as Supreme Court nominees typically have been when asked about Roe v. Wade.
Also, I’m pretty sure not a single Republican Senator is interested whatsoever in hearing any accusations about “lying” SCOTUS nominees considering Ketanji Brown Jackson lied when she said she couldn’t define what a woman was.
But beyond that, Democrats going this route would absolutely rip this country apart and would cause irreparable harm to the Senate and the SCOTUS confirmation process, which may ultimately be what they want but they won’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot.
And if we’re talking about actual lies here, the only ones that matter to the many conservatives who are hopeful that the draft majority opinion overruling Roe v. Wade and putting the issue back to the states will be how things ultimately turn out are these:
The woman behind Roe v. Wade, Norma McCorvery, was a severely depressed drug addict on her 3rd pregnancy by 21. She was taken advantage of by lawyers, paid $500,000 to say what they wanted, lied about being raped, and never even attended a single hearing on the case.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 3, 2022
Never forget that, and the fact that over 62 million unborn babies have been aborted in this country since Roe v. Wade was decided.
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