Maxine Waters: ‘The Hell With the Supreme Court, We Will Defy Them’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called out the Supreme Court on Friday in one of the most unhinged reactions to the overturning of Roe v. Wade yet, vowing to defy the highest court in the land.

After the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned abortion precedents Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the issue of abortion to the states, Democrats across the country began to rage over the ruling.

Among prominent Democrats with the most unhinged responses to the decision were Waters and two other female Democrat leaders — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Addressing a crowd of radical pro-abortion protesters outside of the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Waters advocated for violating the law by defying the court’s ruling.

“Women are going to control their bodies, no matter how they try and stop us,” she shouted. “The hell with the Supreme Court, we will defy them.”

At almost the same time, Ocasio-Cortez joined the protesters outside of the court in chanting “illegitimate,” while also advocating for those opposed to the ruling to go “into the streets.”

“People will die because of this decision,” the New York congresswoman also said Friday on Twitter. “And we will never stop until abortion rights are restored in the United States of America.”

As she began her Friday press conference, Pelosi glumly told reporters: “There’s no point in saying ‘good morning’ because it certainly is not one.”

“Today the Republican-controlled Supreme Court has achieved their dark, extreme goal of ripping away a woman’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions,” she added. “Because of Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican Party, their supermajority on the Supreme Court, American women today have less freedom than their mothers.”

In the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision, it upheld a Mississippi law which banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, and determined that the Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion, stating instead that right to rule on the issue belongs to the states.

“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion of the court.