Facing a backlash before the 2022 Pie Fight,
The He-Man Women Haters Club, er, Republicans, who finally have achieved their lifetime goal of making every sperm sacred are now talking about anything but their stunning victory over The Skirts:
“It was a draft from February,” noted Johnson, who has consistently supported anti-abortion legislation and judges, adding that “there’s potential for hundreds, maybe thousands, of edits,” and that “the justices’ positions could change.”
Two Republican senators who are retiring this term — Richard Burr of North Carolina and Roy Blunt of Missouri — downplayed whether abortion would affect the races for their seats.
Blunt said, “It’s too early to anticipate.”
Burr said, “I’ll save comment until I see the final decision.”
Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, who has previously introduced a 20-week abortion ban, similarly said she thinks the left’s call to amplify abortion rights in the midterms is just an attempt to distract from other issues that are a potential liability for Biden and the Democrats.
“We’ve got so much other stuff going on,” Ernst said. “One, we need to get to the bottom of who leaked this. … But then we’ve got the gas price issues, the inflation issues. So it’s almost like they are trying to detract from the issues that Americans are being affected (by).”
Added Thune: “They’re trying to change the subject. … They’ve got an intensity gap going into the elections — so I think they’re hoping this issue would cure that.”
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, a member of GOP leadership, expressed confidence that the midterms will be an “up-or-down vote on Joe Biden” and insisted Republicans aren’t talking much about the ruling itself because it’s a draft that is three months old — not because it’s bad politics for his party.
And Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who voted to remove former President Donald Trump from office for inciting an insurrection at the Capitol last year, called the leak an “assault upon an institution.”
“It is the judicial version of a January 6,” Cassidy said…
“I think when you talk to people, the big issue they’re dealing with right now is inflation, crime, the border — stuff like that,” [Sen. Rick Scott] said.
That’s a lot of word salad tossed fresh daily, dressing on the side.