Trump takes credit for Supreme Court abortion decision
President Donald Trump speaks during the 47th annual “March for Life” on January 24, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Former President Donald Trump upheld Friday’s Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade “the greatest victory for life in a generation”—and credited himself for the outcome of the controversial decision to undo federal abortion rights.
Trump nominated three of the five conservative Supreme Court justices who voted in Roe v. Wade: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Connie Barrett.
That trio provided the margin of victory in the decision, which repealed the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly half a century. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in the case, supported by Justice Clarence Thomas.
“Friday’s ruling and other recent court decisions were made possible only because I delivered everything I promised, including nominated and confirmed three highly respected and strong constitutionalists to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said in a statement. Went.
“It was such an honor for me to do so!” Trump said.
Connie Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court just a week before the 2020 presidential election that Trump was ultimately defeated.
His nomination was put through a Senate process by Trump after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, as Republicans feared he would not have the votes to confirm him after the Senate elections that same year.
Kavanaugh’s enrollment in 2018 ran into serious trouble after a woman claimed that she and her high school classmate had drunkenly sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Kavanaugh denied his allegations, and was narrowly confirmed by the Senate.
Gorsuch’s nomination by Trump in 2017 came after then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused then-President Barack Obama’s confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court following the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia a year earlier. Obama nominated Merrick Garland, who currently serves as the US Attorney General.
Trump said in his statement that he “did not bow down to Radical Left Democrats, their allies in the fake news media, or RINOs. [Republicans in Name Only] Those who are equally true, but silent, are enemies of the people.”
“These major victories prove that even though radical leftists are doing everything in their power to destroy our country, your rights are being protected, the country is being protected, and America is being saved.” There is still hope and time for this! I will never stop fighting. For the great people of our nation!” Trump said.
Watch: Crowds gather outside Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade overturned verdict