Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a joint statement attacking the Supreme Court majority over a leaked draft of a decision overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. The Pelosi-Schumer statement called out “Trump Justices” and accused them of lying to Senate, ripping up the Constitution and defiling the Court.
President Trump had three Supreme Court nominees confirmed by the Senate: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
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Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued this statement following media reports of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling:
“If the report is accurate, the Supreme Court is poised to inflict the greatest restriction of rights in the past fifty years – not just on women but on all Americans.
“The Republican-appointed Justices’ reported votes to overturn Roe v. Wade would go down as an abomination, one of the worst and most damaging decisions in modern history.
“Several of these conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the American people, have lied to the U.S. Senate, ripped up the Constitution and defiled both precedent and the Supreme Court’s reputation – all at the expense of tens of millions of women who could soon be stripped of their bodily autonomy and the constitutional rights they’ve relied on for half a century.
“The party of Lincoln and Eisenhower has now completely devolved into the party of Trump. Every Republican Senator who supported Senator McConnell and voted for Trump Justices pretending that this day would never come will now have to explain themselves to the American people.”
On March 4, 2020 Schumer stood in front of the Supreme Court and threatened the then two Trump appointed justices by name over a different abortion case from Louisiana, June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo (Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Democrat appointees to overturn the Louisiana law).
Schumer: “I want to tell you Gorsuch! And I want to tell you Kavanaugh! 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…”