If you can believe it, those on the left just reached a new all-time low.
The Daily Caller reports that leftists on Twitter are pinning the blame for a recent Supreme Court decision allowing a Texas abortion ban to stand on the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg’s sin, they say, was failing to retire while Democrats were still in power. The justice died suddenly last fall, giving then-President Donald Trump the chance to nominate a third judge to the nation’s highest court, effectively solidifying its conservative tilt for potentially decades to come.
Now that conservatives on the court — including Ginsburg’s replacement, Amy Coney Barrett — have given their OK to a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks in the state, leftists are lashing out at the “Notorious RBG.”
According to the Daily Caller, one Twitter user said plainly that “Ginsburg’s categorical refusal to retire brought us here.”
“So thanks you old dead white b****,” they wrote.
Another said Ginsburg wouldn’t be remembered for her time on the bench, but rather, for her successor. “I’ve said this before but these days, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s biggest legacy as a Justice (though not as an attorney) is Amy Coney Barrett,” their tweet read.
A sweeping abortion ban
If you’re wondering how any of this is Ginsburg’s fault, you wouldn’t be the only one. The late justice had no say in a 5–4 decision by the SCOTUS this week that effectively allows Texas to ban abortions once a heartbeat can be detected in the fetus.
It’s said to be the most sweeping abortion ban passed in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.
The Supreme Court had the chance to block the law from going into effect, but the majority of the justices opted not to, leaving liberals on the bench, like Sonia Sotomayor, up in arms. According to reports, she accused her colleagues of deciding to “bury their heads in the sand” despite the Texas measure being “flagrantly unconstitutional.”
Now, it looks like leftists are looking for someone to blame for the debacle — and they’re coming up short.
In the meantime, Democrat leaders like President Joe Biden to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are threatening to take action in response to Texas anti-abortion law. But it remains unclear what path they’ll take — and if it will survive the scrutiny of the highest court in the land.