Last night on Real time with Bill Maherthe HBO host shared his opinion that the abortion debate could provide a “tangible sort of concrete pretext” for Americans who are not opposed to the idea of secession.
“It gives him a real problem. I wonder where this is going,” Maher said. “Because we seem to be going to that place in America where we’re going to be two countries. One where you’re a free woman, and one where it’s a Dred Scott situation.
Former senator Jane Harman didn’t seem too worried about the prospect, citing poll results largely in favor of Roe vs. Wade and her 1992 Congressional victory for which she partly credits her pro-choice stance.
“You are kind of making my point. That’s not where we are now,” Maher told Harman.
Earlier during his roundtable, Maher criticized the protests that took place outside the homes of Supreme Court justices following the leak of the majority opinion that signaled the overthrow of Roe vs. Wade.
He hinted that outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki was “okay” when she told reporters at a briefing last week “I don’t have an official position of the US government on where people are protesting”.
“But we do! Maher said. ” It’s wrong! It’s bullying! It’s against the law! »
Although Maher acknowledged that these rallies had not been “terribly violent,” he asked his guests, “Would you like this outside your house?
Harman agreed with Maher, citing a 1950 law that says no one can demonstrate outside a residence to sway a judge, adding “it would be much better” if the protesters staged a rally in Washington DC (which they did). ) and hinted that she might even think about going.
“Much of what we’re seeing right now is unprecedented compared to the days of 1992,” said second panelist, political scientist Ian Bremmer. “You didn’t leak opinions. You did not demonstrate popular masses in front of the houses of the judges of the Supreme Court! »
Watch a brief excerpt from the panel discussion above.
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