Civil Rights attorney and Fox News contributor Leo Terrell believes the Monday night leak draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, regarding Roe v. Wade, was “designed to change the current narrative away from the disastrous Biden administration”.
The draft leak obtained by Politico was written in early February. Analysts have suggested the leak may represent an attempt to pressure a Supreme Court justice to change his or her vote on the pivotal case, Fox News reported.
“This to me was designed to change the current narrative away from the disastrous Biden administration. It’s designed to focus on the midterms. It’s designed to get people angry, emotional. And it worked,” Leo Terrell said Tuesday on Fox News.
“We changed the news cycle. This leaker has changed the news cycle. The number one story is the leak, and the Democrats are ecstatic right now,” Terrell said. “Because the focus is off gas prices, inflation, the war in Ukraine, crime in the streets, Critical Race Theory (CRT) — all been distracted by the leaker.”
Asked what he thinks the agenda was behind the leak, Terrell said, “It was to directly affect the midterms.”
“Suburban moms, middle class Americans — they’re going after your civil rights. First, Roe v. Wade, now your rights as a woman, your rights as a person of color. It is a design attack to change the narrative. We are in the most disastrous time as far as inflation, and the Democrats have no way out. This is a get of out jail card for them to change the narrative. … And for the next 48 hours, it’s gonna work,” he suspected. Video Below
Leo Terrell’s remarks:
LEO TERRELL on leaked draft opinion that reveals Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v Wade: "This was designed to change the current narrative away from the disastrous Biden administration, is designed to focus on the midterms, is designed to get people angry and emotional." pic.twitter.com/JJ3lvxs0FH
— Martin Golobič (@golobicm) May 3, 2022
On Monday night, Leo Terrell told Sean Hannity that he “was shocked when he heard” someone had leaked the draft and believes it is “political motivation”.
“I think this is the type of draft to get the left fired up to change the current narrative to focus on women — to say, ‘Look what’s going to happen’. … I also don’t rule out the fact that somebody in the higher up allowed this to happen. … I don’t rule it out that the leak occurred with the blessing of someone. I’m not gonna guess who, but I think there’s a blessing of someone, because the Supreme Court, like it or not, is a political branch of government,” Terrell said.
He also expressed the leak is “an unfortunate situation”, and predicted, “That leaker will be glorified by the left. He’ll get employment by the left. I just find this totally motived to change the narrative right now.”
LEO TERRELL on unprecedented leak of draft opinion that suggests, SCOTUS may overturn Roe v. Wade: "There's a political motivation behind it, to get the Left fired up to change the current narrative. Not the court packing, but to change the disastrous liberal agenda completely." pic.twitter.com/D3c89ysa1a
— Martin Golobič (@mgolobich) May 3, 2022
Regarding the draft leak obtained by Politico, Justice Samuel Alito writes in the document, labeled the “Opinion of the Court” for the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
Alito also noted that Americans hold “sharply conflicting views” on the subject. “Some believe fervently that a human person comes into being at conception and that abortion ends an innocent life. Others feel just as strongly that any regulation of abortion invades a woman’s right to control her own body and prevents women from achieving full equality.”
“Still others in a third group think that abortion should be allowed under some but not all circumstances, and those within this group hold a variety of views about the particular restrictions that should be imposed,” he wrote.
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