Mitch McConnell on Abortion: It’s the Supreme Court’s Job to Issue Rulings Americans Don’t Want

One of the most infuriating aspects of the news that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade the reality is — despite what some conservatives would believe — the majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases and would like to see the landmark decision upheld. But according to the Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell? The task of the supreme court is to make decisions that fundamentally change lives in ways that Americans don’t want.

Speaking to NPR, the Kentucky lawmaker claimed that the whole point of the Supreme Court was to make a decision that most of the country disagreed with. “For the Supreme Court on any matter, to make a decision against public opinion, that is exactly what the Supreme Court is about,” he argued. “It’s to protect fundamental rights, even if the majority is in favor of something else, that always happens.” McConnell then oddly chose to point out the flag burning issue, a ban the court ruled in 1989 as a First Amendment violation. “If you did the polls on that, people would fully support legislation banning flag burning, but the Supreme Court interpreted it as a violation of the Amendment’s right to free speech. first judgment.”

Of course, let People burning flags isn’t the same as stripping millions of people of their constitutional right to make medical decisions about their bodies, but you’ll have to forgive ole Mitchy, who’s currently trying to make people forget that he is one of the key architects of the impending eradication of reproductive freedoms. In the interview with NPR, he stated that his only focus for many years on installing conservative judges was not specifically on gutting. Roe but stay away from “judicial activists”[s]”, A conservative smear for judges who believe in things such as women have the same bodily autonomy as men. any particular issue,” he said. Of course, he also blamed the decline in confidence in the courts not on the appointment of trusted people accused of sexual assault (which they denied. admitted), or reveal that at least one of them is married to someone who tried to overturn the 2020 election, but on the left.

“It is not surprising that by politicizing the Supreme Court, as the political left has done, including the Democratic leadership in the Senate – it will affect their approval ratings. That needs to stop,” McConnell said. “The president, who knows better, has set up a commission to study the composition of the court. The Supreme Court is not broken and needs no repair.” Not surprisingly, the GOP leader declined to say what he would do if Republicans took back the Senate and Joe Biden had the opportunity to nominate another justice, of course, that had to be obvious. “How that goes for individual endorsements or legislation, I’m not prepared to announce today, but we’ll see where we can cooperate,” he said, unconvincingly. dress.

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