Breitbart New reports that lifelong communist and multi-millionaire Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and other leftist lawmakers called upon Congress to eliminate the filibuster and vote on legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, in the wake of a bombshell report indicating that the Supreme Court has the votes to overturn the landmark abortion case.
“Congress must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country NOW,” Sanders tweeted. “And if there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do it, and there are not, we must end the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes.”
Sanders was joined by fellow colleague Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), who tweeted, “If #SCOTUS is going to legislate from the bench and turn back the clock 50 years on #RoeVWade, then the Senate needs to pass my Women’s Health Protection Act, and if we need to eliminate the filibuster to get it done, we should do that too.”
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) likewise wrote: “Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred. Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law. We cannot afford to wait.”
“The main play here probably isn’t an attempt to change the result at the Court,” tweeted Harvard Law professor Adrian Vermeule about the leak. “It’s an attempt to influence Congress to act before the election, either through legislation or court-packing, or alternatively to affect the election itself.”