PFAW v. Leahy

Sen. Pat Leahy has announced his support of the nomination of John Roberts to be the next Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. In doing so, he has ticked off his most loyal supporters.

PFAW is reminding everyone, especially Leahy, that when Roberts votes to overturn all of our rights and destroy the Constitution, Leahy will have blood on his hands.

Here’s the PFAW Press Release:

Following the announcement by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) that he will support Chief Justice nominee John Roberts, People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas had the following statement:

“Senator Leahy eloquently made all the arguments against the confirmation of Judge Roberts, and then made a decision that contradicted his own compelling reasoning. His decision was inexplicable, and deeply disappointing.

“When John Roberts becomes Chief Justice and votes to erode or overturn longstanding Supreme Court precedents protecting fundamental civil rights, women’s rights, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights and environmental safeguards, Senator Leahy’s support for Roberts will make him complicit in those rulings, and in the retreat from our constitutional rights and liberties.”

I suppose, though, it’s inappropriate to say Leahy would have "blood on his hands" if Roberts actually leads the Court in overturning Roe.


Sign Up