- Liberals sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency that restricted limits on emissions.
The court is completely fraudulent,” Jamie Raskin, a Democratic Representative from Maryland stated during an MSNBC appearance. Other liberals repeated calls for the end of filibuster as well as to “expand the Supreme Court.”
Liberals lambasted the Supreme Court after the justices ruled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority Thursday.
The high court issued a 6-3 decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday that limits the power of government agencies. Chief Justice John Roberts stated that the EPA had exceeded its authority in imposing limits on power plant emission.
“The decades-long fight to protect citizens from corporate polluters is being wiped out by these MAGA extremist justices,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer posted on Twitter. “Every Republican who helped seat these justices is complicit.”
The decades-long fight to protect citizens from corporate polluters is being wiped out by these MAGA extremist justices
Every Republican who helped seat these justices is complicit
It’s all the more imperative that we soon pass meaningful legislation to fight the climate crisis
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 30, 2022
“The court is utterly fraudulent, and the only thing that could explain their decisions is right-wing Republican dogma,” Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland told MSNBC host Chris Hayes Thursday evening. (RELATED: ‘What Other Judicial Outrage Must We Endure?’: Dems Call For Expanding SCOTUS After String Of Losses)
“The SCOTUS–which has 0 climate scientists–just ruled 6-3 that the EPA, which Congress specifically created to protect the environment, does not have the authority to protect the environment,” Qasim Rashad, host of “The Qasim Rashad Show” on Sirius XM, posted on Twitter. “GOP is literally burning America to the ground & we can’t even abolish the filibuster.”
The SCOTUS–which has 0 climate scientists–just ruled 6-3 that the EPA, which Congress specifically created to protect the environment, does not have the authority to protect the environment
GOP is literally burning America to the ground & we cant even abolish the filibuster.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) June 30, 2022
Former Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich also slammed the court’s decision.
“The illegitimate Supreme Court just targeted a 38-year-old precedent that empowers federal agencies to protect you,” Reich posted. Reich posted, “They want to make you drink dirty water and eat poisonous food. They also want you to breathe in filthy air. Doesn’t sound ‘pro-life’ to me.”
Apparently, Roe v. Wade reversal wasn’t enough.
The illegitimate Supreme Court just targeted a 38-year-old precedent that empowers federal agencies to protect you. You will be drinking dirty water and eating contaminated foods, as well as inhaling filthy air. It doesn’t seem “pro-life”. pic.twitter.com/IIfupLihCj
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 30, 2022
Some of the most liberal members of the House of Representatives also lambasted the ruling.
“This extremist, radical Supreme Court isn’t just rolling back fundamental rights – they’re endangering our planet and our future,” Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, posted. End the filibuster and expand the Court. Stop the filibuster, expand the Court .”
This radical Supreme Court doesn’t just roll back fundamental rights; they also threaten our planet’s future. Enough is enough. Stop the filibuster, and increase the Court’s power. https://t.co/upIMOrnCE5
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) June 30, 2022
“Fascist SCOTUS guts the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, fight climate change,” Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, said. “The federal government will be restricted from regulating anything of significance in the absence of a clear Congressional directive to do so.”
Fascist SCOTUS guts the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon emissions, fight climate change.
The federal government won’t be able to regulate anything that is significant if there isn’t a clear Congressional order. https://t.co/zwxyKii9P6
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 30, 2022
Schumer, Raskin, Jayapal and Tlaib did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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