Monday night’s SCOTUS draft ruling leak, which indicated that abortion rights are set to be overturned nationally, has further splintered an already fractured Republican Party. While Democrats are rushing to finally codify the Roe v Wade decision to keep abortion legal, Republicans are either supporting the decision or criticizing the leaker.
Chief Justice John Roberts has issued a statement calling for an investigation into the leak while disregarding the matter at hand, which is removing a right from two generations of Americans and jeopardizing the future of generations to come.
The more extreme right-wing factions of the Republican Party, such as the citizen militia groups and QAnon, have been focusing on the leak of the draft ruling, rather than what it means for people dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. Birth control is also in jeopardy, and many who have read the 98-page leaked ruling have shared excerpts where Justice Samuel Alito uses language which signals SCOTUS may next revoke the laws allowing interracial and LGBTQ marriages.
Just checking in on some of our free speech absolutists pic.twitter.com/qKZVzYskgH
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Once Politico published the draft opinion on Monday night, QAnon members flooded message boards and social media apps with new and unfounded claims that the timing of the leak was designed to distract people from the launch of a new film by conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza called “2000 Mules,” which is the latest conspiracy-laden “documentary” to allege massive voter fraud took place during the 2020 election, rigging the result in favor of President Joe Biden. In truth, the right usually finds a scapegoat (Hunter Biden, Eric Swalwell, Nancy Pelosi, etc) to distract from its own bad news.
QAnon apparently thinks the Supreme Court leak was designed to distract people from the launch of a right-wing "documentary."https://t.co/bvZ21tYdrx
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