On Friday morning, the Supreme Court ended constitutional protection for abortion by overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Many Democrats are not responding well.
After the decision's release, Democratic elected officials, media members, and activists quickly assembled to delegitimize the Court and urge their supporters to take to the streets. As a result, the Washington Free Beacon compiled a list of the craziest liberal reactions to Roe's reversal.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.)
"You ain't seen nothing yet. … The hell with the Supreme Court. We will defy them. … And if they think black women are intimidated or afraid, they got another thought coming. Black women will be out in droves. We will be out by the thousands. We will be out by the millions."
Maxine Waters and Al Green among members of Congress who've shown up outside the Supreme Court to denounce the end of Roe. "Women are going to control their bodies, no matter how they try and stop us," Waters says. "The hell with the Supreme Court, we will defy them." pic.twitter.com/SCkicoQj68
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) June 24, 2022
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.)
"ILLEGITIMATE! ILLEGITIMATE! ILLEGITIMATE! IN THE STREETS! IN THE STREETS! IN THE STREETS!"
BREAKING: Congresswoman @AOC has arrived in front of the Supreme Court and is chanting that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade is 'illegitimate" and calls for people to get 'into the streets" | @TPUSA pic.twitter.com/jNkCYDrLtz
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) June 24, 2022
Rep. Andy Levin (D., Mich.)
Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel (D.)
Been predicting this for years. SCOTUS & the Republicans are coming next for your birth control, the sexual positions you can engage in with another consenting adult (in Michigan-missionary only) & your same-sex marriage.
Still not interested in the November elections? https://t.co/4lzy1WsuTC
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) June 24, 2022
"Pro-democracy opinion writer" Jennifer Rubin
Colorado secretary of state Jena Griswold (D.)
Make no mistake: this is part of a broader assault on our fundamental rights, including our right to vote, to privacy, and to love freely — all to impose the extremist views of a few on the majority.
— Jena Griswold (@JenaGriswold) June 24, 2022
Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes
The current SCOTUS majority has an extreme degree of illegitimacy when you consider how it came to be.
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 24, 2022
Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio)
Reaction to Dobbs v. Jackson ruling from SEN candidate Rep. Tim Ryan (D): 'Today’s disastrous decision is the largest case of government overreach in my lifetime."
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 24, 2022
Gun-control activist Cameron Kasky
I deleted my tweet about going to Supreme Court justices houses because I’m sick of republicans talking to me but please let me be clear my opinion stands
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) June 24, 2022
Business Insider reporter John Haltiwanger
The court is clearly not representative of the US public. It's supposed to be the people's court. https://t.co/MbEhpahhBp
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) June 24, 2022
Florida congressional hopeful Joanne Terry (D.)
Someday when you're asked, "Why did Women Lose their Right to Bodily Autonomy back in 2022?"
Tell them that; In 2016 nearly 100 million registered voters DIDN'T VOTE, Millions because they didn't 'like' Hillary.
Elections Have Consequences
— Joanne Terry For Congress FL08 (@Joanne4Congress) June 24, 2022