ABC’s This Week Rails Against Supreme Court as ‘a Malignant Force’

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For the second Sunday in a row, ABC’s This Week spent a good portion of the program ringing their hands over the Supreme Court’s historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade with one guest even referring to the court as “a malignant force in the country.” 

Co-anchor Martha Raddatz kicked off the segment by touting a poll which reportedly shows that “only 1 in 4 Americans say they have a great deal of confidence in the court.”

Raddatz then asked “how significant is that when you look to the Supreme Court?” 

In response, panelist and ABC national politics reporter Brittany Shepherd whined that “there’s recent polling and recent studies came out that says the current makeup of the Supreme Court is about 75 percent more conservative than the average American.” 

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Shepherd then proclaimed this “means these Americans are going to be feeling disenfranchised and apathetic about the state of the Supreme Court.” 

Time Magazine national correspondent Molly Ball concurred, claiming “on a very big picture level Americans are feeling like there’s nothing that they can trust. And there’s a sense almost that there’s a societal breakdown in the works. People don’t trust elections and so on. So we could be heading for a sort of larger reckoning in terms of just how this country functions.” 

New York Times reporter Alex Burns jumped in to attack the court and tout the idea that Joe Biden and the Democrat Party should campaign against them. 

So when you talk to Democrats who are younger, you talk to Democrats who are more Progressive, there’s a sense that the party should get out there and run against these sort of priests in black robes and there’s a lot of questions about whether Biden is going to be up for doing that” Burns said. “Molly mentioned declining trust for institutions generally If there’s one word that you hear over and over again to describe Joe Biden is institutionalist.”

Burns then asked if Biden is “going to be comfortable going to these swing states in the fall and campaigning against the Supreme Court institutionally as a malignant force in the country?” 

It should be noted that this discussion and attacks on the Supreme Court would be happening if the court upheld Roe v. Wade. According to the leftist media the court is only illegitimate and a “malignant force” if it rules against the leftist orthodoxy. 

This segment was made possible by Tums. Which makes sense since you might need to take some after the heartburn you get from watching this segment. Their information is linked so you can let them know about the Democrat Party propaganda they fund. 

To read the transcript of this segment click “expand”: 

ABC’s This Week
July 3, 2022
9:50:23 a.m. Eastern

MARTHA RADDATZ: And Brittany, Roe and climate were just two of the consequential decisions this week, there was religious liberty, guns, all decided by a super majority conservative court, but according to a recent Gallup poll only 1 in 4 Americans say they have a great deal of confidence in the court. How significant is that when you look to the Supreme Court, some of those decisions were before this week. I said this week. 

BRITTANY SHEPHERD: Yeah I think there’s two levels of significance. I think there’s a national big picture one. There’s recent polling and recent studies came out that says the current makeup of the Supreme Court is about 75 percent more conservative than the average American. Which means these Americans are going to be feeling disenfranchised and apathetic about the state of the Supreme Court. And the Supreme Court doesn’t have legislative powers that Congress has, doesn’t have a budget, doesn’t have an army like the President. So they over index on public confidence so that states can follow out their jurisprudence. So they need public support to really bolster the things that they have and to get it done. 

(…)

MOLLY BALL: Well, I think that’s all right and I think it’s even bigger than that, because for a lot of people this contributes to the crisis of trust in all of our institutions right? and we see voters losing confidence in the courts, for a long time people haven’t had a lot of confidence in congress or the media. 

And then, you know, coming out of COVID, coming out of the 2020 election, this sense of chaos, the sense that Joe Biden was elected to restore sort of normalcy that didn’t happen. Inflation skyrocketing, people just feel very unsettled and like there aren’t any grownups in charge. So I think on a very big picture level Americans are feeling like there’s nothing that they can trust. And there’s a sense almost that there’s a societal breakdown in the works. People don’t trust elections and so on. So we could be heading for a sort of larger reckoning in terms of just how this country functions, I think. 

ALEX BURNS: Martha, if I could. 

RADDATZ: Please, please. 

BURNS: I do think, you talk to Democratic officials and strategists and there is this sense that the Supreme Court for the reasons you just described is a phenomenal political villain for the party today and in this campaign and going forward. Most people don’t know who the Supreme Court justices are. If they know any of them it’s usually the most controversial.  They’re a set of largely obscure characters guarded by this sort of priesthood of elite lawyers, right? And so for your average voter they’re not a sympathetic force in American life, they’re declining in terms of the institutional trust they have. 

So when you talk to Democrats who are younger, you talk to Democrats who are more Progressive, there’s a sense that the party should get out there and run against these sort of priests in black robes and there’s a lot of questions about whether Biden is going to be up for doing that. Molly mentioned declining trust for institutions generally If there’s one word that you hear over and over again to describe Joe Biden is institutionalist. Is he going to be comfortable going to these swing states in the fall and campaigning against the Supreme Court institutionally as a malignant force in the country? 

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