HAROLD FORD JR: I think that when you consider the court’s standing, which concerns me more than anything right now, when we look at some of these polls that suggest that maybe there’s somewhere in the mid-twenties or high twenties range, that is concerning. I probably would not have done it the way the president did it overseas. I think all politicians should refrain, U.S. politicians should refrain from attacking or addressing political domestic issues like this when they’re overseas. But I’ve got to tell you, the court, as I listened and read this decision today about the EPA, it struck me in some ways, I was curious if the court actually honestly believed that the EPA exceeded their authority or they disagreed with the position of the EPA. And I’m not here to say I think the EPA may have… I don’t necessarily fully agree with what the EPA has done in this situation, but I don’t quite understand the decision in some ways.
It leads me to believe, if you look at the last two weeks of the court, they’ve done more legislating than the Congress has done in the last two years. If I were progressives and I’m not a progressive, progressives should be more focused on identifying solutions and paths forward and not criticizing the president. That doesn’t do anyone any good and it certainly doesn’t lead us to better answers and outcomes around choice for women and guns in New York, where I live.
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