Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York pounced on Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina after the senator declared that leftists are attacking democracy in America.
“There is an assault on democracy in this country, but it is by the Left not the Right. It took us 50 years to overturn Roe vs Wade. We worked hard, won elections, and put conservatives on the court. 5 days after losing at Supreme Court, Democrats want to blow up the Senate!” Graham tweeted on Thursday.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Graham by tweeting, “You sound insecure. As you should be. Your attempt to seize bodily autonomy from millions of women & LGBT+ people is a stain on our country. I don’t care how long you ‘worked’ to seize control of people’s bodies. That right belongs to individuals, not you. We will not comply.”
Democrats have been in an uproar about a Supreme Court ruling that enables states to ban abortions.
“The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” the opinion declared.
While pro-life advocates have been jubilant about the high court’s ruling, pro-choice proponents have been railing against the Supreme Court, with many Democrats claiming that the decision marked a “dark day” the the nation.
“These people are crazy. They want to pack the Supreme Court. They want to abolish the Electoral College so New York and California can pick the president. They want to federalize all elections so they can ballot-harvest and do away with voter I.D.,” Graham tweeted on Friday in a post appended to his Thursday tweet. “I’m hoping people in America are watching what they’re planning to do if Republicans don’t take back the Senate,” he added.
Earlier this week Ocasio-Cortez appeared to take issue with the predominance of male lawmakers in Congress.
“Quick reminder that the US Congress is 73% male and that’s the lowest it’s ever been, in case you want 1 small contributing glimpse as to why Roe hasn’t been treated w/ the urgency it deserved for ~50 years. (And why our politics are so gross towards women & LGBT+ people overall),” she declared.
Women occupy 27.5% of Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey — this includes 123 House members and 24 senators who are women.