Bernie Sanders responds to Anthony Kennedy’s retirement

Bernie Sanders responds to Anthony Kennedy’s retirement
Center Center Center Blumenthal called Kennedy’s announcement earthshaking gut-wrenching or Jeff toobin says an 18 months abortion will be legal in some 20 States is this potentially the end of Roe v Wade is very clear that the overwhelming majority of the American people support Roe versus way we have differences of opinion on abortion but the idea of a decision that reflects only a small so I hope very much that the next nominee to the forces Supreme Court does not hold that position but the bottom line is this is obviously an enormous Lee enormously important issue everything to do with women’s rights having to do with gay rights having to do with solidifying the pro corporate anti-worker wing of the Supreme Court need to publish a list a during the campaign of a potential nominees Gorsuch was on that list and he’s indicated this next one will come from that list as well no I have anything resembling a moderate Justice will take both sides and I think what we’re looking for is the nomination of a right-wing extremist but I would say this and are you may recall then when Mary Collins a nomination was brought forth by a President Obama Mitch McConnell said let the American people decide you shouldn’t be considering this important nomination adjust before an election Andy obstruct and refused to allow a boat to take place I would say to Mitch McConnell remember what you said when Obama was President let the American people have a vote in November as to whether or not they want to overturn Roe vs. Wade whether I want to while discrimination against the gay and lesbian community on whether or not they want a votes to make life harder for the working people of this country remember what you said when Obama was President and the second point that I would Anderson is that we have some few very few but we have some Republicans here in the Senate who believe that it should be a woman who controls her own body and not the state or federal government and I hope that they who work with those of us who hold that position in opposition to any nominee who wants to take away that basic right that women should have if the shoe was on the other foot and Justice Kennedy retired under the Democratic president a democratic Congress just before midterms wouldn’t Democrats also push to get a new nominee through but I think you need some consistency here I mean we have the most recent example is President Obama nominated an individual to the Supreme Court by the way a pretty moderate guy and the Republican leadership said no we’re not going to let you vote on him we should have an election first so all I would say here but I would hope that Mitch McConnell remembers what he said when Obama was President is overturned by the Supreme Court and it is made illegal in as many as 20 States is Jeff toobin mentioned how big a drive do you think that will be 4 for the left for for for for all people who supportive of of the right to the right to tap does country about abortion what abortion should be legal or not I’m very strongly pro-choice but as I said earlier the people believe that Roe versus Wade is the lure of the land and should remain and I think that if Trump nominate somebody who wants to undo that constitutional right that women now have you’re going to see a massive Uprising on the pot of people all over this country not just women but men think that that decision should be left to women and not to the government Alexandria ocasio-cortez is a primary one in New York last night she’s a Democratic Socialist along with you on many issues minority leader Pelosi says this is just one choice in one District get carried away is this just one choice and in one district is a larger than that how do you say it I think if you look at what happened in Maryland last night been jealous when he very strong of Victory by taking on much of the democratic establishment in Maryland I’ll campaigning on Medicare for wall raising the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour legalizing marijuana making public colleges and universities tuition free Adam and Eve the wealthy stop paying more in taxes I think what you are seeing both in York City with Alexandria in Maryland with men are strong candidates running Grassroots campaigns on a progressive agenda and I think when you have that combination you’re going to see more and more victories all across this country than a British appreciate your time thanks thank you

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