Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended the U.S. Supreme Court’s potential move to issue rulings that are in conflict with a majority of Americans’ views on abortion rights, telling NPR that is a feature of the system.
McConnell said the debate about abortion will shift to the states. Democrats are retooling their message for the November midterms to feature the impact of the conservative majority’s leaked draft opinion setting aside legal protections for abortion services.
“I think it will be certainly heavily debated in state legislative and governor’s races because the court will have, in effect, returned this issue to the political process. My guess is in terms of the impact on federal races, I think it’s probably going to be a wash,” McConnell said.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Supreme Court’s role is to protect basic rights, even when majorities are in favor of something else: “That happens all the time.”https://t.co/YZXDQQhSNO
— NPR (@NPR) May 12, 2022