(Video: Fox News)
With little more than a week remaining for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue its final opinions of the term, ongoing protests over the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade had Fox News host Jesse Watters arguing the anger was misdirected and “overblown.”
The furor among abortion activists has yet to fizzle out since Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked just over seven weeks ago. During a discussion on “The Five,” Watters attempted to voice to reason over the potential opinion that would not, in fact, eliminate abortion, but only return the issue to the individual states to legislate.
“Back in the day you had a president that got elected and they might send you to the jungle to shoot the Vietnamese,” Watters said of the serious authority granted to the federal government. “Now if something comes down from this court, you might have to, if you practice unsafe sex, drive an hour across state lines to get an abortion.”
“It’s being overblown a little bit, let’s just keep that in perspective,” he argued of the histrionics.
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The activist group Rise Up 4 Abortion has been at the forefront of many of the protests that have carried on despite an assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the apparent violation of federal law against efforts to coerce members of the court. On Saturday, affiliates of the organization marched in front of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home before later rallying outside the Supreme Court with signs that read “abortion on demand & without apology.”
As far as Watters was concerned, the activists were misguided and should have been directing their ire at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he referred to as “Crooked,” outside her New York home for not securing an election victory against then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
“I think these feminists should be protesting in Chappaqua because the root cause of this decision is cause ‘Crooked’ lost to Trump. These were supposed to be her three Supreme Court nominations,” he explained. “Trump got them instead and that’s why we have this opinion. I think it was someone that said, I don’t remember, Greg, elections have consequences. Have you heard that one before?”
The assassination attempt against Kavanaugh has not been a unique outlier among the protests either. The FBI has reportedly been “investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country,” that have been attributed to the activist group Jane’s Revenge. That group is reportedly planning a “Night of Rage” following the release of the opinion on Dobbs.
Jane’s Revenge plans ‘Night of Rage’ in DC pic.twitter.com/q3ORvBFQOW
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 17, 2022
Meanwhile, protesters continue to violate the law with individuals said to be affiliated with Rise Up 4 Abortion entering spaces currently restricted to the public outside the Supreme Court and handcuffing themselves to barricades.
Police then used a bolt cutter to get @riseup4abortion activist Devona Smith, 20, out of the handcuffs she connected herself with to the Supreme Court Fence.
“Post Roe? Hell no!” she yelled as she was handcuffed by officers and taken into the Supreme Court complex. pic.twitter.com/2ArR87vjYz
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) June 21, 2022
Watters decried President Joe Biden for his failure to deescalate the protests and further railed against Attorney General Merrick Garland who had been visiting Ukraine as his Justice Department appears to be allowing crimes to be committed from the left.
“The president has still not condemned any of this stuff – silence is violence, I’ll use that against him – and Garland’s in Ukraine as this case is about to be decided,” Watters stated. “Fly back home. Leave [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy, he’s got it covered, and get ahead of this thing. No one’s ahead of this.”
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