DNC Chair Claims That the Supreme Court is Now ‘Illegitimate’

Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison claimed that the Supreme Court of the United States is now “illegitimate” after overturning Roe v. Wade.

Harrison made his shocking comments in response to a tweet from Sen. Lindsey Graham celebrating the ruling.

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a long overdue constitutional correction allowing for elected officials in the states to decide issues of life,” Graham had tweeted. “Roe was Constitutionally unsound from its inception as the flawed legal theory behind the decision gives unlimited power to five unelected Supreme Court justices. I believe it was one of the largest power grabs in the history of the Supreme Court.”

Graham added, “Under the Roe theory, almost anything could be a constitutional right depending on the views of five justices on substantive due process.”

Harrison quote tweeted Graham’s thread and wrote, “It isn’t up to you, this illegitimate court, or a bunch of state elected officials to decide what happens to a woman’s body… that choice belongs to a woman and no one else! Period!!!”

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the Roe court “usurped the power to address a question of profound moral and social importance that the Constitution unequivocally leaves for the people.”

“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” the ruling stated.

Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan filed a joint dissent.

Abortion laws have now been kicked back to the states to decide for themselves.


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