“We’re seeing a predictable ramp-up already in rhetoric from Democrats, including Democratic senators about how it will be a revolution if the court overturns Roe,” he told Fox News. “This is really inappropriate and dangerous rhetoric.”
“Really dangerous,” he added.
The senator’s comments were in response to a prediction made by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who said there would be a “revolution” if the high court repealed the 1973 landmark decision made in Roe v. Wade.
“I hope the Supreme Court is listening to the people of the United States,” Shaheen said Monday. “I think if you want to see a revolution go ahead, outlaw Roe v. Wade and see what the response is of the public, particularly young people.
“Because I think that will not be acceptable to young women or young men,” she added.
Fox News could not immediately reach Shaheen for comment, but tough questioning by certain justices on the Supreme Court Wednesday in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health could spell trouble for proponents of Roe v. Wade.
The 1973 decision made its way back to the Supreme Court this week when the constitutionality of a 2018 Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy was contested.
Democrats have long argued that the near 50-year precedent established under Roe v. Wade federally secures a women’s right to access an abortion and should not be reversed.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh pushed back on the argument for stare decisis — the principle that the court should stick to its past rulings — and suggested some of the nation’s most significant cases were repeals.