This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unleashed a barrage of invective against the United States Supreme Court over its decision to reverse Roe v. Wade last week.
Pelosi’s statement, which was made in a letter to other Democratic House members, criticized Justices Clarence Thomas and John Roberts.
“In his repugnant concurrence, Justice Thomas confirmed a lot of our greatest concerns about where this decision would lead: undermining additional long-standing cherished and precedented privacy rights, including access to in-vitro fertilization and contraception, as well as marriage equality,” Pelosi added. “It still sickens me that the Supreme Court Chief Justice believes a Constitutional right doesn’t exist unless it is expressly stated and made public at the time the 14th Amendment was ratified more than 150 years ago.”
“While the extremist Supreme Court works to infringe on our freedoms, Democrats must continue fighting for expanded liberty in America,” Pelosi said. “It’s clear from how Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell stacked the Supreme Court that elections have consequences. It’s critical that we expand and safeguard our pro-choice majorities in the Senate and House this November so that we can get rid of the filibuster and bring back women’s fundamental rights – as well as freedom for all Americans.”
Pelosi’s statement comes after a far-left extremist showed up at the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh with a gun earlier this month and was charged with attempted murder.
“Some domestic violent extremists (DVEs) will undoubtedly take advantage of the recent US Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe vs. Wade in order to escalate attacks on a variety of targets,” according to an intelligence report from the Department of Homeland Security.
“We anticipate violence may erupt for weeks, particularly as DVEs are likely to be reactivated in response to new state regulations and ballot measures on abortion that might result from the decision. Following the unauthorized disclosure of a draft majority opinion on the case in May, we based this conclusion on an observed increase in violent incidents across the U.S..”
According to the report, officials from both the federal and state level, including judges, were most likely to be assaulted.