AOC attacks SCOTUS Ruling on Roe v. Wade… But as usual, she has no idea what she is talking about
In her interview with left-wing hack Stephen Colbert, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked the Supreme Court by claiming it has overreached its authority in overturning Roe. Obviously, this is false.
“The Supreme Court has engaged in the overreaching of its authority in denying the human and civil rights of any pregnant person or person who could become pregnant in the United States of America. They have engaged in overreach, and it is the responsibility of the President and Congress to put the Supreme Court in check,” she rants.
There’s a lot to discuss in this statement, as so much is so glaringly wrong.
First, and most obviously to anyone who passed high school civics, we have the fact that it is the Supreme Court that is intended to put Congress and the President in check, and not the other way around. Additionally, Congress and the President are who put each of the nine Justices where they are today, to begin with.
Next, we have the fact that the President and Congress cannot, under our Constitution, do anything about the SCOTUS, so what she calls for is unconstitutional and unlawful action. Also, it is doubtful that she would have wanted a Republican President or Congress touching the Court in any way, so this is blatant hypocrisy.
Third, onto the real meat of the argument. The original Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 was what was an overreach. It was legislating from the bench by gross and disingenuous interpretation of the Constitution to fit a pro-abortion agenda. What the SCOTUS did by overturning the 1973 decision was not overreach–it was the opposite. It saw a previous overreach by the court and corrected it nearly 50 years later, returning the issue of abortion to the states and elected officials–where it belongs.
Finally, abortion access is not a human right–certainly not one which overrules the right to life of all individuals. And it is not a civil right, hence the recent SCOTUS decision.
In summation, AOC proves that she knows literally nothing about the Court’s purpose, Constitutional law, nor Roe v. Wade itself with every word of her tirade. Anyone with basic knowledge of civics and law could debunk her claims.