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Dems Use Leaked SCOTUS Draft to Push For Abolishing the Filibuster

'This will endanger the very people who need access to legal abortion. The Senate must pass the House legislation to codify Roe... '

(Headline USA) Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and several other congressional leftists revamped their calls to abolish the Senate’s filibuster on Monday in light of a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that revealed the bench is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The leaked draft, written by Justice Samuel Alito, says Roe was wrongly decided and would hand the matter of abortion rights back to the states. Four other conservative justices have reportedly signed onto Alito’s opinion, though they can change their minds up until the release of the decision.

Sanders blasted the leaked decision as an assault on “reproductive rights” and urged Senate Democrats to abolish the Senate’s filibuster, a legislative tool that requires the majority party to reach 60 votes to pass most legislation.

Squad” Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., agreed, and went one step further by calling on Democrats to also “expand the court.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., chimed in as well: 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., specifically took a shot at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who has been opposed to abolishing the filibuster in the past.

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