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(Video Credi: Fox News | Tucker Carlson Tonight)
Fox News host Tucker Carlson gave an epic monologue on Tuesday concerning the leak of the opinion draft from the Supreme Court on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, taking President Joe Biden to the woodshed for stating that he wasn’t prepared to leave abortion up to the “whims of the public.”
“And in fact, just to get back to the Constitution, which is the core question here, abortion does not appear there, nor has there ever been a right to abortion in this country,” Carlson stated toward the end of the segment.
“Now, if that bothers you, if you want a right to abortion, you can vote for it in Congress. You could pass a constitutional amendment. If you actually supported democracy, that’s what you would do, or call for your representatives to do, but so far, nobody has and in fact, we’re moving in the other direction. Today, Joe Biden announced that democracy has been suspended,” he asserted.
“One of the reasons why I voted against a number of the members, they refuse to acknowledge that there is a 9th Amendment. They refuse to acknowledge the right to privacy. I mean, there’s so many fundamental rights that are affected by that and I’m not prepared to leave that to the whims of the public at the moment,” Biden proclaimed.
“I can’t remember the word, but we’re going to piece together the sentence, and we’re quoting ‘the whims of the public’ no longer matter. Sorry, pal. They do matter,” Carlson retorted.
“It’s a democracy. Our whims matter; so do our beliefs. We get to vote on this stuff because that’s our system. You’re just passing through. You’ll be gone soon. The rest of us get to decide how we’re governed because we’re a self-governing country. We’re free people. Sorry,” the conservative host bluntly informed the president.
(Video Credi: Fox News)
The segment by Carlson was in-depth and very attuned to the unfolding drama surrounding the leak. He covered how the left is reacting to the issue, especially President Biden, who has a conflicting history when it comes to abortion and Roe v. Wade.
“Joe Biden has always supported legal abortion, but nine years after the Roe decision was handed down, he was still willing to admit it was indefensible as a legal decision. Pregnant women, Biden explained in 1982 as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, should not have ‘the sole right to say what should happen’ to their unborn children, because, after all, no one creates children alone. It takes two people. That’s obvious,” Carlson remarked.
“In fact, Biden concluded Roe had gone ‘too far.’ And of course, it had gone too far. That was obvious then. It’s obvious now. Then, as now, many Americans believe that abortion is murder. Many other Americans consider abortion a prerequisite to happiness,” he stated.
In 1982 Joe Biden proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to choose their own policies on abortion.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 3, 2022
Guess who supported the idea to let states overturn Roe v. Wade in 1981?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 3, 2022
“Now, those are unreconciled positions, but thankfully, in a democracy, we have a solution to quandaries like this, and it’s called voting. If we don’t like something in America, if we want to change it, we elect representatives to act on our behalf. If they do what we ask them to do, we reelect them. That’s the reward. If they don’t, we vote them out. That’s the punishment. That’s how our system works. For hundreds of years, we have used that system to resolve plenty of complex and thorny moral issues, not just abortion, many others, and it has worked well and that’s why this has always been a stable country, because we get to rule ourselves,” he pointed out.
“Roe vs. Wade took that right away. In a single 1973 decision, the high court banned democracy from the debate over abortion. Justices prohibited the states from enacting abortion restrictions that their own citizens strongly preferred. That meant that going forward, Alabama would be required to have the same abortion laws as Massachusetts,” Carlson continued.
“So as a result of this short-circuiting of democracy, demands from the left forced it. As a result of that, for nearly 50 years, this issue has festered. It has given Americans yet another reason to dislike each other. It has divided the country and now, finally, after 49 years, voters might have their rightful say over what to do about abortion, as is their right,” he added.
The leak is not merely about Roe v Wade. Like attempts to pack the Supreme Court, it is part of a political warfare attack on the entire Constitutional judicial branch.
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) May 3, 2022
Then Carlson got to the real reason the draft was leaked.
“The point of leaking the opinion was to intimidate conservative justices into reversing course. Mob justice. Now, if you’re shocked by that, you shouldn’t be. Remember that it’s not so different from what we saw this January when another unnamed liberal operative leaked the news that Justice Stephen Breyer was planning on retiring … which liberal operatives wanted him to do because he was a white man. So that was, in other words, another op, one of many we’re now seeing in our country, and as if to prove that within moments of this story breaking last night, a mob formed a flash mob at the Supreme Court,” Carlson said.
“Well, the upside is they’re not telling you ‘it’s your body, your choice.’ Even these people couldn’t pull that off with a straight face after forcing millions of Americans to inject an experimental drug against their will or be fired. Do you remember that? They can’t claim you have bodily autonomy anymore because you demonstrably don’t. Instead, they move to name-calling. You’re a fascist if you disagree with them and they’ve been honing those talking points because they’ve been preparing for this moment for quite some time,” he charged.
“Already the leaders of the Democratic Party are vowing to use this draft decision as a pretext to eliminate the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court. Now, here’s the best part: All of this is happening in the name of democracy so that you will never have a chance to vote on something that matters to you like abortion. And by the way, it matters to you whether you’re for it or against it, but so that you won’t have a chance to ever vote on something like that, they’re going to for democracy,” the conservative host stated.
This whole Supreme Court stunt is so Democrats can end the filibuster and pack the courts. It’s coming.
— #SaveAmerica (@Trump2094578522) May 3, 2022
“Instead of assessing what Alito wrote, they just accuse him of terrorism. Overturning precedent is an act of insurrection, says the former federal prosecutor on TV. Really? So, any Supreme Court decision must remain in place forever or else you’re committing an act of insurrection,” Carlson concluded, referring to a statement by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
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