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

5/18/2022 2:37:00 PM

According to Mitch McConnell, it’s the high court’s job to issue rulings that fundamentally change life in a way Americans don’t want.

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According to Mitch McConnell, it’s the high court’s job to issue rulings that fundamentally change life in a way Americans don’t want.

The Senate minority leader bizarrely equated the court’s decision to allow flag burning, which he said Americans don’t support, to banning abortions.

Mitch McConnnell? It’s the high court’s job to issue rulings that fundamentally change life in a way Americans don’t want.Speaking to NPR, the Kentucky lawmakerclaimedthat the whole point of the Supreme Court is to make decisions that most of the country doesn’t agree with. “For the Supreme Court to on any issue, to reach a decision contrary to public opinion it is exactly what the Supreme Court is about,” he argued. “It’s to protect basic rights, even when majorities are in favor of something else, that happens all the time.” McConnell then chose to bizarrely point to the issue of flag burning, the prohibition of which the court ruled in 1989 was a violation of the First Amendment. “If you took public opinion polls on that issue, people would overwhelmingly support a legislative prohibition of flag burning, but the Supreme Court interpreted that as a violation of the First Amendment freedom of speech.”

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But according to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnnell ? It’s the high court’s job to issue rulings that fundamentally change life in a way Americans don’t want. Speaking to NPR, the Kentucky lawmaker claimed that the whole point of the Supreme Court is to make decisions that most of the country doesn’t agree with. would move quickly to approve Sweden’s application to join the NATO military alliance. “For the Supreme Court to on any issue, to reach a decision contrary to public opinion it is exactly what the Supreme Court is about,” he argued.S. “It’s to protect basic rights, even when majorities are in favor of something else, that happens all the time.S.” McConnell then chose to bizarrely point to the issue of flag burning, the prohibition of which the court ruled in 1989 was a violation of the First Amendment. Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post.

“If you took public opinion polls on that issue, people would overwhelmingly support a legislative prohibition of flag burning, but the Supreme Court interpreted that as a violation of the First Amendment freedom of speech. “We anticipate moving this rapid -- in a more rapid fashion than past applications for NATO,” McConnell said “We hope to approve it before August,” he said.S.” Of course, letting people burn flags is not the same as taking away the constitutional right of millions of people to make medical decisions about their own bodies, but you’ll have to forgive ole Mitchy, who’s currently trying to he’s one of the key architects of the impending obliteration of reproductive freedoms. In the interview with NPR, he claimed that his yearslong singular focus on installing conservative judges was not specifically about gutting Roe but keeping out “judicial activist[s],” a conservative smear for judges who believe in things like, for example, women having the same bodily autonomy as men.” The minority leader was visiting the region with a delegation of Republican senators in a show of support as the region confronts Russian aggression with its invasion of Ukraine. “My interest in this was unrelated to any particular issue,” he said. She has faced some hardships since 2008, she said, but she has always found work, has always had food and her children have been enrolled in Houston ISD schools. Naturally, he also blamed the declining trust in the court not on the appointment of people credibly . "I want to save as many lives as possible," Budd said.