- A video shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren furious about the leaked memo regarding Roe v. Wade.
- A leaked Supreme Court opinion showed that the five conservative judges oppose the law.
- “The Republicans have been working toward this day for decades,” Warren said on video.
A video taken on Tuesday showed Sen. Elizabeth Warren fuming over a leaked Supreme Court opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito which appeared to show that the Supreme Court’s conservative judges have lined up to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The 1973 Supreme Court decision codified the right to an abortion into law, but the memo leaked by Politico on Monday showed that the court’s five conservative judges all shared their opposition to the law in February.
A furious Warren ripped into the lawmakers who approved the conservative judges while speaking with reporters on Tuesday, appearing shaken with anger as an aide helped escort her away from the courthouse.
“The Republicans have been working toward this day for decades,” Warren said in the video. “They have been out there plotting, carefully cultivating these Supreme Court justices so they could have a majority on the bench who would accomplish something that the majority of Americans do not want.”
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In the video, Warren referred to polling showing that 69% of Americans do not want to overturn Roe V. Wade. One reporter in the video told Warren that “I have never seen you so angry.”
“I am angry and upset and determined. The United States Congress can keep Roe v. Wade the law of the land. They just need to do it,” Warren said. “We need to do that and we have a right.”
“We’ve heard enough from the extremists,” she added as a pro-life protestor began to shout over her.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that if followed through, the move by Supreme Court justices would “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,” the two top Democrats said in their joint statement.