Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal overthrew his predecessor former Sen. Chris Dobbs using a bogus service record. The Senator claimed to have served in Vietnam and only admitted that he ‘misused words’ after real veterans ripped into him.
“On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service and I regret that. I take full responsibility,” Blumenthal explained to the then outraged voters he had tricked into supporting him.
Now Blumenthal is out spinning more yarns. This time, he’s fear-mongering using the Supreme Court of Roe V Wade to try and secure his own reelection.
“The United States Supreme Court is now run by a right-wing fringe majority that has the right to contraception on its hit list,” Blumenthal said. “That hit list also includes marriage equality, it includes other rights that are based on the right to privacy, that’s what the Supreme Court said in Dobbs, in overturning Roe v. Wade it said Roe was egregiously wrong, there is no right to privacy that protects all of these other rights, and so every one of them is now in danger. It’s only a matter of time.”
“We need to send a message to the women and the men of America, the right to contraception is protected, not by the Supreme Court because we can’t count on them anymore, but by the United States Congress.”
Senator Richard Blumenthal, who lied about serving in Vietnam, is now lying about some SCOTUS conspiracy to ban contraception. It will be breaking news the day he's honest about literally anything. If he tells you today is Monday, you'd be wise to fact check. pic.twitter.com/DBa2LOcxD5
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sparked backlash after he wrote that, after the Dobbs ruling, other rulings resting on the doctrine of substantive due process may need to be reconsidered. Thomas argued that substantive due process “is an oxymoron that ‘lacks any basis in the Constitution.’”
Substantive due process allows courts to recognize rights that are not enumerated in the Constitution.
“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote. “Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents.”