The leaders of the Democratic Congressional members, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, joined forces to rebuke the SCOTUS Roe v. Wade majority opinion draft. Not only did they affirm their position as the pro-choice party, but the two leaders doubled down on assigning blame. Who did they credit for the unraveling decision, you may ask? Former president Donald Trump.
“Several conservative Justices, who are in no way accountable to the people, have lied to the Senate, ripped up the Constitution, and defiled precedent and the Court’s reputation — all at the expense of women who could soon be stripped of bodily autonomy and constitutional rights they’ve relied on for half a century,” Schumer and Pelosi wrote in their official statement. “The party of Lincoln and Eisenhower has now completely devolved into the party of Trump.”
Schumer independently went on to say that the Senate will move on legislation to “codify the right to an abortion in law,” calling the situation “urgent.” “We will vote on protecting … women’s right to choose, and every American is going to see which side every senator stands on,” Schumer tweeted to a chorus of likes, retweets, and comments.