The Supreme Court of the United States has an obligation and duty to protect the nation from legislative overreach by making determinations, based on precedent and interpretation of Constitutional law, about whether a challenged piece of legislation can actually stand under the Constitution or must be struck down. Right now, a decision that is expected to be released over the summer is serving a different purpose, according to one GOP Senator.
Midterms elections coming up this year have the potential to determining the direction of the nation. If Republicans take over Congress, they’ve promised to fill their time with defending Donald Trump and targeting Democrats in a vengeance campaign. Here’s Senator Tom Cotton proclaiming that he believes, if the SCOTUS decision stands as written in a leaked draft, and Roe v. Wade is overturned, that it will help his party in midterm elections.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade would be good for the GOP in the 2022 midterms:
“What do they think it will do to millions and millions of devout pro-life activists who have toiled in the vineyards for years? … Our voters are going to be galvanized.” pic.twitter.com/wtlhddhz1H
— The Recount (@therecount) May 5, 2022
They’re saying that this is gonna motivate so many of their far-left progressive voters. Well, what do they think it will do to millions and millions of pro-life voters…to finally see the fruits of their labor? Our voters are gonna be galvanized this fall, if this opinion is in fact the final decision of the court.
Cotten quickly transitioned into attacks on pro-chioce activists, claiming that they support “partial-birth abortion” and other “extreme” options. In recent elections, the right has pushed this claim even further, falsely accusing Democrats of supporting “post-birth abortion” — the killing of a born baby, which is neither legal nor abortion.
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