Keith Olbermann, the American sports commentator and apparently a political commentator too, called for the dissolution of the Supreme Court after it handed down its landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade (1973).
The Supreme Court ruled on June 24 that abortion was not a constitutional right, putting an end to the nearly 50 year old Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which both concocted the made-up right from the 14th Amendment. The decision came while the Court deliberated on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, where a Mississippi law prohibited abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Olbermann, clearly upset that the Court did not rule in his favor, took to Twitter to call for its dissolution, according to Partisan Watch.
“Again: it has become necessary to dissolve the Supreme Court of the United States…This is no longer a court. It is a Minority imposing its religious beliefs on the Majority: our House of Lords; Superlegislature; Theocracy.Where possible, states must ignore its invalid edicts.”
As Partisan Watch reports, Olbermann is clearly incorrect, as the Court based its decision on the Constitution, not religion or theology.
In addition, states “ignoring” the Court’s “edict” makes little sense. The Court did not just impose a law or commandment on the country; it simply ruled that abortion is not a constitutional right. Women will still have access to abortion in states where it is legal and Congress is not barred from federally codifying abortion.
In 2017, Olbermann asked foreign governments to help overthrow then-sitting U.S. President Donald Trump.
After the Court’s decision was announced, pro-abortion activists began sobbing and calling the Supreme Court “Illegitimate.”