If I posted one of these every time someone said something stupid, I’d have to quit my day job. But this one was so egregious that I can’t help myself.
“There has been an urgency from this president from day one, when the Supreme Court made this extreme decision to take away a constitutional right, it was an unconstitutional action by them,” Jean-Pierre stated. She noted Roe created “a right that was around for almost 50 years, a right that women had to make a decision on their bodies and how they want to start their families.”
Yes, that’s our White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, speaking to the press about President Biden’s efforts to work around the fact that the Supreme Court has ruled that there’s no Constitutional right to abortion.
Let me be clearer, too, since so many people have obfuscated or become confused about this point: The Supreme Court didn’t “take away” a Constitutional right “that was around for almost 50 years.” When SCOTUS overruled Roe, they were pointing out that Roe was wrongly decided, and that such a right had never existed. If you’re Catholic, it’s the difference between divorce and an annulment: They’re actually, really, truly different things.
Final point: I don’t think we’ve ever had a more incoherent Press Secretary.