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This clip of Bernie Sanders downplaying threats to gay marriage and abortion hasn’t aged well

A leaked majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito shows the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v Wade and all eyes are suddenly on Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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While campaigning against Hillary Clinton for president in 2015, Sanders went on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to say that if Democrats really wanted to win over new voters they should focus less on protecting people’s civil rights and more on things that matter, like economic issues, since those are what truly bring people together.

Related: If Roe vs Wade is overturned, LGBTQ rights could be next

“These people are struggling and voting against their own interests,” Sanders said when speaking about white voters in the South. “Getting hung up on gay marriage, getting hung up on abortion. It’s time we start focussing on the economic issues that bring us together.”

Now that Alito’s majority opinion has leaked, that clip of Sanders has begun recirculating on Twitter and folx are not happy with him.

Here’s what they’re saying…

Sanders responded to the leaked majority opinion last night by calling on Democrats to immediately end the filibuster and make abortion rights the law of the land.

“Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW,” he tweeted. “And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.”

Unfortunately, Sanders’ solution was dead in the water even before he suggested it. Eliminating the filibuster would require 51 votes and Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have already said they don’t support getting rid of it.

Here’s how folx responded to Sanders’ tweet…

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