In a tweet, the congresswoman called the ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by the court’s five other conservative justices, “catastrophic.”
“A filibuster exclusion is not enough,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “We must reform or abolish the whole thing, for the good of the planet.”
The court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA effectively prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon emissions from power plants.
Shortly after, Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the climate reporter Kate Aronoff: “Minority rule in the United States is a threat to life on earth.”
“I think we need to codify Roe v. Wade into law, and the way to do that is to make sure Congress votes to do it,” Biden said after attending a NATO summit in Madrid .
“And if the filibuster gets in the way – it’s like the right to vote – we should require a filibuster exception for that action to deal with the Supreme Court decision,” he said.
Biden’s push for voting rights legislation this year fell flat despite his push for a similar filibuster exclusion. Two conservative Democrats, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.), joined Republicans in blocking changes to Senate rules.
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