Democrats haven’t gotten what they wanted with their effort to whip up Americans with the Jan. 6 hearings.
So, now it looks like they’re going to Plan B — pro-abortion hearings in the wake of the SCOTUS decision in Dobbs, sending the decision on abortion back to the states.
The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he would be calling for a hearing to deal with the decision.
NEW: Senate Judiciary announces a hearing next month in the post-Roe reality.
DURBIN: "The Supreme Court now says a woman’s right to privacy does not extend to the most personal, private choice she will ever face" pic.twitter.com/hcrXIUjX0A
— Chris Cioffi (@ReporterCioffi) June 24, 2022
“Today’s decision eliminates a federally protected constitutional right that has been the law for nearly half a century. As a result, millions of Americans are waking up in a country where they have fewer rights than their parents and grandparents.
“The bottom line: on critical, personal choices involving a woman’s right to make reproductive decisions about her own body, do you trust her or the government? The Supreme Court now says a woman’s right to privacy does not extend to the most personal, private choice she will ever face.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee will explore the grim reality of a post-Roe America in a hearing next month. The Court’s decision to erase the right to access an abortion will not only lead to the denial of critical healthcare services, but also criminal consequences for women and health care providers in states eager to embrace draconian restrictions. I will keep fighting to enshrine into law a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices. We cannot let our children inherit a nation that is less free and more dangerous than the one their parents
We’ll have to see how it shakes out over the next week or so, but when the draft opinion leaked, it didn’t show that it raised the enthusiasm to get out and vote. So, it’s not clear that it will do much more, now that it’s become a reality. But they don’t have much left to pull out of the hat for the midterms, so they won’t get swept away by the GOP wave.
There’s also a more disturbing undercurrent that we’ve spoken about before, that some lawmakers are positing and may come up in the hearings — Democrats falsely accusing the conservative justices of not telling the truth to them during their confirmation hearings.
Here’s the powerful House Budget Committee chair, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) spreading lies and ‘insurrection’ against the justices.
We now know with certainty that three Justices lied under oath to get to the Supreme Court, and that's not the worst part. Adding insult to perjury, they've used their ill-gotten power to strip away women's constitutional right to bodily autonomy and rob them of personal choice.
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) June 24, 2022
Yes, the justices said that they would respect precedent. Of course, they’re going to do that; that’s what you do as a justice. Unless and until you may find something was decided wrongly, based on your review of the case and the law, as it applies. If that weren’t true, we never would have had other “precedents” overturned in the past. You wouldn’t have things like Brown vs. the Board of Education finding racial segregation unconstitutional. It doesn’t happen very often, but it does happen.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley dynamites this leftist lie.
Both Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Collins have suggested that justices like Kavanaugh lied about Roe during their confirmations. That is not true. The justices never pledged to vote to preserve Roe as opposed to generally respecting such precedent. https://t.co/h8ccGTjD0r
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) June 24, 2022
But count on that being brought up in such a ‘hearing’ as well.