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Al Franken erupts after Clarence Thomas says what Supreme Court should do after Roe v. Wade abortion decision

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Former U.S. Senator Al Franken took to Twitter to criticize conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court following a majority decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.In a series of tweets, the embattled former Senator-turned-podcast host included a specific criticism of Justice Clarence Thomas, who opined the overturning of the abortion precedent should push his court to review other major cases as well.”After overturning Roe, Thomas wants to revisit Griswold, Lawrence, & Obergefell. How about revisiting Thomas’ conflicts of interest instead of our rights?” Franken said in a tweet on Saturday.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 09: Comedian Al Franken performs at Atlanta Symphony Hall on October 09, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by R. Diamond/Getty Images)
(Photo by R. Diamond/Getty Images)The tweet was in reference to Thomas saying on the 119th page of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health opinion that the court “should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE IN LANDMARK OPINION”Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents,” Thomas added.The cases — Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965, Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 — concern the rulings that legalized contraception access without government restriction, same-sex relationships, and marriage equality for gay couples, respectively.The “conflicts of interest” remark was a likely reference to Thomas’ wife Ginni Thomas, who is a conservative activist. In a trio of tweets from the day before, Franken accused Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh of “lying” during their confirmation hearings.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 31: Al Franken attends In The News With Jeff Greenfield: Al Franken at The 92nd Street Y, New York on May 31, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)
(Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)SAMUEL L. JACKSON RIPS ‘UNCLE CLARENCE’ THOMAS IN RACIAL ATTACK ON SUPREME COURT JUSTICEThe former Democratic lawmaker also urged Democrats to “put a bill on the floor codifying the right to birth control, and in light of Thomas’ concurrence, marriage equality and privacy.””Today’s decision is the culmination of a 50-year project by GOP operatives, religious fundamentalists, billionaire oligarchs, & right-wing media,” he added in yet another tweet. “Work, donate, vote!!!”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFranken resigned from the U.S. Senate in December 2017, amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
WASHINGTON, DC: Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. 
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Leeann Tweeden, a radio broadcaster and model, accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 U.S.O. tour and several women, some of whom were unidentified, came forward with similar allegations. He resigned just three weeks after the allegations surfaced.



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