Lindsey Graham is deeply, deeply disturbed after a majority opinion draft written by Justice Samuel Alito showing the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v Wade leaked this week.
The anti-LGBTQ senator took to Twitter yesterday to voice his concern about
women losing their rights the leak.
“It is a sad day for the Supreme Court and a dangerous day for the Rule of Law. The radical assault on our institutions and the Constitution itself has reached a new level with the release of a draft opinion on a major issue facing the Court,” he wrote.
It is a sad day for the Supreme Court and a dangerous day for the Rule of Law.
The radical assault on our institutions and the Constitution itself has reached a new level with the release of a draft opinion on a major issue facing the Court.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 3, 2022
He followed that up with an appearance on Fox News, where he told Sean Hannity the whole thing was “despicable,” “dangerous,” and “dumb.”
“What happened in the court today was the saddest chapter in the history of the United States Supreme Court,” Graham told Hannity. “This was despicable, it’s dangerous, and it was dumb.”
“To the person who did this, if it’s a conservative you are a traitor to the cause. If it’s a liberal, you are the dumbest person in Washington because it is not going to change the midterms.”
Spoke with @seanhannity last night about the 'despicable' Supreme Court leak
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 4, 2022
Graham’s outrage comes just one day after a special grand jury was selected for the investigation into whether he and others tried to illegally influence the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office is specifically looking into a January 2021 phone call in which Donald Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” the votes needed for him to win the state, as well as a similar call Graham made to Raffensperger in November 2020.
Here’s how folx are reacting to Graham’s response to the Supreme Court leak…
— Paige ☠️ Ex GOP (@ItWasACoup) May 3, 2022
Says the guy who called the governor of a state he doesn’t live in or represent to pressure him to overturn a fair election. Oh, Senator. Best you start sitting these out as you prep for the results of the grand jury.
— Courtney (@cmcguiga) May 4, 2022
the leaked document is not the story, Lindsey.
The possible overturning of Roe is the story.
— UtesBy5! (@TazioNuvolari37) May 3, 2022
“The [Court] should be able to strip away womens bodily autonomy behind closed doors…] Graham continued. “We remain steadfast in our resolve to remove all equal protections for [women, minorities, LGBTQ].”
— Guy_at_the_bar (@Guy_At_The_Bar) May 3, 2022
And aren’t you the same senator from South Carolina who attempted to overturn the 2020 election by calling the Georgia Secretary of State?
— Jon Nelson (@jonmnelson) May 3, 2022
Seeing as how the ever-projecting GOP is uniformly blaming the left and urging the Justices not to change their (tentative) votes, I’m feeling pretty confident one of your own did it.
— Harry (@DocEgonSpengler) May 3, 2022
All the sudden you care about rule of law?
— ℕ (@Abyssal_Squid) May 3, 2022
It’s a sad day for America, and a dangerous day for the Rule of Law, indeed. We learned 2 justices lied to Congress under oath to secure their appointments. We know 1 justice was in regular contact with Gov. Ron DeSantis, per text messages confiscated from his activist wife.
— LinHoHi1 (@LinHoHi1) May 3, 2022
Senator, did you just claim that the current make up of the Supreme Court was achieved through the democratic process?
— Clint Quinlivan (@clintquinlivan) May 3, 2022
You just know there was a strategy session on this. “Guys, this decision is wildly unpopular with the public. Talk incessantly about the leak instead.”
Bad faith at all times.
— Embiid’s Social Media Advisor (@Team_Hosey) May 3, 2022
It’s a sad day when a sitting US Senator calls a GA state official to try and overturn a legitimate election.
— Ryan Treviño (@RyanTrevinoUS) May 3, 2022