Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) blasted the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, calling for additional justices in a highly controversial new interview.
Warren made the comments during a Sunday discussion on ABC News’ “This Week.”
“They just took the last of it and set a torch to it,” Warren told co-anchor, Martha Raddatz. “I believe we need to get some confidence back in our court and that means we need more justices on the United States Supreme Court … We’ve done it before, we need to do it again.”
The Supreme Court has "burned whatever legitimacy they may still have had" with their ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells @MarthaRaddatz.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) June 26, 2022
Warren argued that abortion would serve as a critical issue during the November midterm elections, calling for more senators who would take the side of Democrats.
“We [need to] get two more senators on the Democratic side, two senators who are willing to protect access to abortion and get rid of the filibuster so that we can pass it,” Warren said. “John Fetterman, I’m looking at you in Pennsylvania. Mandela Barnes, I’m looking at you in Wisconsin. We bring them in, then we’ve got the votes, and we can protect every woman no matter where she lives.”
The Massachusetts senator also blasted the overturn of Roe v. Wade as “extremist.”
“I do know this: that the Republicans have been very overt about trying to get people through the court who didn’t have a published record on Roe but who they knew, wink, wink, nod, nod, were going to be extremist on the issue of Roe v. Wade and that is exactly what we have ended up with,” Warren said.
The 6-3 decision in Dobbs v.s. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday followed the view of a leaked opinion by Justice Samuel Alito in May. The leak led to demonstrations and acts of violence by pro-abortion activists, including an alleged attempted murder charge regarding one man who appeared near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
On Friday evening, an elected Republican said on social media that Arizona state Senate members were “held hostage” inside the Senate building due to protestors following the court’s ruling.
“We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security. We smell teargas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear. I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately,” state Sen. Kelly Townsend (R-AZ) tweeted.
We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security. We smell teargas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear. I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately.
— Senator Kelly Townsend 🇺🇸 (@AZKellyT) June 25, 2022
On Saturday, in Lynchburg, Virginia, police also responded to a vandalism attack on a pro-life center. The Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center was marked with graffiti on its entrance area that read, “If abortion ain’t safe, you ain’t safe.”
Multiple windows had also reportedly been broken, with security cameras capturing footage of four masked people involved in the vandalism.
Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center, in Virginia, was vandalized last night by pro-abortion domestic terrorists.
— Rev. Dean Nelson (@RevDeanNelson) June 25, 2022
The violent responses have been among many experienced since Friday’s court ruling. Some of the acts have been claimed by a group called Jane’s Revenge, a movement that released a recent manifesto calling for “action” against the pro-life movement.