White House Ironically Complains That SCOTUS Judges Can Make Decisions Without Being Elected
Republicans who are upset about certain aspects of Trump’s presidency are normally encouraged by one thing; his nomination of Conservative justices to the Supreme Court. Despite having a majority of judges nomination by Republicans, the court has regularly shut down cases important to conservatives.
The latest issue for Republicans came on Monday when the court struck down a Louisiana abortion law. John Roberts, nominated by George W. Bush in 2005, sided with the Liberal judges. This led to a furious response from the White House with Kayleigh McEnany lamenting that the justices aren’t even elected officials.
The Press Secretary released a statement which read:
“In an unfortunate ruling today, the Supreme Court devalued both the health of mothers and the lives of unborn children by gutting Louisiana’s policy that required all abortion procedures be performed by individuals with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. States have legitimate interests in regulating any medical procedure — including abortions — to protect patient safety.”
McEnany continued, “Instead of valuing fundamental democratic principles, unelected Justices have intruded on the sovereign prerogatives of State governments by imposing their own policy preference in favor of abortion to override legitimate abortion safety regulations.”
Democrats, on the other hand, were quite pleased with the courts decision. California Congressman Eric Swalwell responded on Twitter, “An important, welcome, & surprising victory. But note that Trump’s appointees, Gorsuch & Kavanaugh, voted against women’s reproductive rights here. Letting Trump fill just one more SCOTUS seat could doom women’s rights for decades to come.”
An important, welcome, & surprising victory. But note that Trump's appointees, Gorsuch & Kavanaugh, voted against women's reproductive rights here. Letting Trump fill just one more SCOTUS seat could doom women's rights for decades to come. #Vote https://t.co/jWKUEotwdg
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) June 29, 2020