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Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams Supreme Court as ‘dangerous to freedoms in our country’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took off the gloves on Sunday to call the U.S. Supreme Court “dangerous to families, to freedoms in our country.”

“Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president, waving a list of judges he would appoint…getting support from the far right and appointing those anti-liberty judges to the court?” she asked.

Pelosi targeted Judge Samuel Alito’s draft opinion gutting Roe v. Wade which leaked earlier this month. But she also fears it could mark the start of a general dismantling of freedoms by the aggressively conservative court.

“Beware in terms of equality in marriage, beware in terms of other aspects,” she warned in a CNN “State of the Union” interview.

“Understand that,” she added of Alito’s decision, which is not yet final. “It’s not just about terminating a pregnancy. It’s about contraception, family planning.

The decision upends a “place where freedom and the kitchen table, the issues of American families, come together,” she added. “What decisions does a family make. What about contraception for young people? It is beyond a particular situation. It’s huge in terms of contraception, in vitro fertilization, a woman’s right to decide,” she said.

Pelosi said Republicans thwarted Democrats in their efforts to pass federal legislation to protect reproductive rights. She called on Democrats to step up and vote in the midterm elections to help stamp out the damage done by conservative justices, including the three Trump appointees: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

“The genius of our founders was to have a Constitution that allowed freedom to expand,” Pelosi said. “This is the first time that the court has taken back a freedom defined by case law and respect for privacy.”

In a Sunday interview on ABC News, Pelosi condemned the horrific fatal shooting of 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday. Almost all of the victims were black. “Our hearts are so sad for the families affected by this,” she told George Stephanopoulos.

“Of course we’re trying to do something about gun violence,” Pelosi added, glossing over the almost insurmountable opposition to the Republican Party’s influx of guns.



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