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Trump takes credit for Supreme Court abortion ruling


President Donald Trump speaks throughout the forty seventh annual “March for Life” in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2020.

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Former President Donald Trump called Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade “the largest WIN for LIFE in a generation” — and gave himself credit for the final result within the controversial decision to undo federal abortion rights.

Trump nominated three of the five conservative Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

That trio provided the margin of victory in the choice, which revoked the constitutional right to abortion that had existed for nearly a half-century. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the bulk opinion within the case, which Justice Clarence Thomas also joined in support.

Trump, in a press release, said Friday’s ruling and other recent court decisions “were only made possible because I delivered all the pieces as promised, including nominating and getting three highly respected and powerful Constitutionalists confirmed to the USA Supreme Court.”

“It was my great honor to accomplish that!” Trump said.

Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court nearly per week before the 2020 presidential election that Trump eventually lost.

Her nomination by Trump was rushed through the Senate process after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as Republicans feared they might not have the votes in that chamber to substantiate her after the election.

Kavanaugh’s nomination in 2018 bumped into serious trouble after a girl claimed that he and a highschool classmate of his drunkenly sexually assaulted her within the Eighties. Kavanaugh denied her allegations, and he was narrowly confirmed by the Senate.

Gorsuch’s nomination by Trump in 2017 got here after then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a 12 months earlier refused to carry confirmation hearings on then-President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Obama had nominated Merrick Garland, who currently is serving as U.S. attorney general.

Trump, in his statement, said he “didn’t cave to the Radical Left Democrats, their partners within the Fake News Media, or the RINOs [Republicans in Name Only] who’re likewise the true, but silent, enemy of the people.”

“These major Victories prove that regardless that the Radical Left is doing all the pieces of their power to destroy our Country, your Rights are being protected, the Country is being defended, and there continues to be hope and time to Save America! I won’t ever stop fighting for the Great People of our Nation!” Trump said.

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