Former President Donald Trump is receiving a lot of credit for the Supreme Court’s potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, as observed in a leaked draft of the court’s ruling.
Many saw the writing on the wall back in September 2020 when Trump first learned about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which left a Supreme Court vacancy later filled by pro-life Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
With pro-life Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch already installed, the court’s conservative appointments grew to a 5-out-of-9 majority, spelling utter doom for Roe.
But Trump really let the people in on his plan during his third 2016 presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, where the first question by then-Fox News anchor Chris Wallace dealt with the Supreme Court.
“Let’s pick up on another issue which divides you, and the justices that, whoever ends up winning this election appoints, could have a dramatic effect there. That’s the issue of abortion. Mr. Trump, you’re pro-life. And I want to ask you specifically. Do you want the court, including the justices that you will name, to overturn Roe v. Wade, which includes, in fact, states a woman’s right to abortion?” Wallace asked Trump.
“Well, if that would happen, because I am pro-life and I will be appointing pro-life judges, I would think that would go back to the individual states,” Trump responded.
After a brief back and forth, Trump elaborated:
“If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that is really what will happen. That will happen automatically in my opinion. Because I am putting pro-life justices on the court. I will say this. It will go back to the states and the states will then make a determination.”
At this point, Clinton chimed in that she in contrast strongly supports Roe v. Wade.
The bombshell news of the Court’s decision revealed Monday night shows Trump indeed called it correctly nearly six years ago.
Reporting from NewsWars.