White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre raised eyebrows by announcing the reversal of the Supreme Court’s decision Roe v. Wade it was an “unconstitutional action.”
“From day one, when the Supreme Court made this extreme decision to take away a constitutional right, it was an unconstitutional action on their part,” he falsely argued.
Overturning a prior opinion is not “unconstitutional” in any way. There are dozens upon dozens such cases in the history of the Supreme Court.
In comments made earlier in the briefing, Jean-Pierre addressed the idea that the Supreme Court “stole” rights from women.
“In the wake of Dobbs, the President predicted that people would come out in record numbers to claim the rights that were stolen from them, and they did,” she said, bragging about this week’s election in which Kansas voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have ended. abortion in the state.
The Supreme Court decision, however, did not eliminate access to abortion, but stated that the issue should be decided at the state level. As in the case in Kansas, it worked exactly as they intended.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says it was “unconstitutional” for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2022
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Reaction to Karine Jean-Pierre’s statement on the abolition of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade was “unconstitutional”
Fox News anchor Bret Baier, often praised as a straight-talking reporter for the network respected even by leftists, was confused by the comments.
In fact, he offered nothing more than an emoji in response Karin Jean Pierre calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the decision Roe v. Wade an “unconstitutional action.”
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) August 3, 2022
John Cooper of the Heritage Foundation called her assessment a “unique view”.
Karine Jean-Pierre just said that the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision was “unconstitutional,” which is certainly a…unique view.
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) August 3, 2022
But others were not so charitable to the White House press secretary.
Conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong bluntly called Jean-Pierre a “moron” over the comment, while podcast host Graham Allen offered it as proof that paying tuition at a wake-up university isn’t worth the money.
A live look at what a degree from a university that is waking up can get you….
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) August 3, 2022
That KJP is a fool is no secret. It’s in full screen. pic.twitter.com/HlrattLxzT
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 3, 2022
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Biden has made the same proposal
Karine Jean-Pierre’s comments differ little from those of her boss, President Biden. Last month, the President criticized the Supreme Court decision.
“Let’s get something straight from the start. This was not a decision driven by the Constitution,” he fumed. “Let me say that again: this was not a decision driven by the Constitution.”
Biden then accused the Supreme Court justices of “playing fast and loose with the facts” and “exercising brute political power.”
President Biden on overturning the US Supreme Court: “This was not a decision driven by the Constitution … this was not a decision driven by history … What we are watching was not a constitutional crisis. It was an exercise of brute political power.” pic.twitter.com/xDPGWsTU15
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 8, 2022
These comments, like Jean-Pierre’s, played fast and loose with the facts. Of course, this is something the press secretary has done time and time again.
At the same press conference, he bragged about falling gas prices and “saving two-car American families an average of more than $90 a month in gas.”
In fact, gas prices are over $4/gallon on average nationally. And, using Jean-Pierre’s logic, families with two cars spend over $180 more per month than when Biden took office.
Karine Jean-Pierre brags unashamedly that gas prices are “down $0.86/fr from June high.”
Regular natural gas has remained as high as $1.77/gal and diesel $2.60/gal since Biden took office. pic.twitter.com/h7g1nd3TNX
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 3, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre was also the subject of mockery earlier this week when it was reported that the Biden administration was building sections of the border wall, which she previously called “racist.”
BORDER: “Is this racist?”
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 29, 2022
Grumblings from the White House have indicated that Jean-Pierre is often “inadequately prepared‘, for her press briefings and has caused colleagues to ‘fight’ at times with her responses.
Seeking the decision of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade “Unconstitutional” definitely had to be one of those times.
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