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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mocks world leaders for criticizing abortion ruling

Justice Samuel Alito, who was one of the judges who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, has poked fun at foreign leaders who criticized the US for overturning the ruling.

Alito was speaking at a conference in Rome when he took aim at several world leaders, including the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who Alito said “paid the price” for disputing the decision.

“I had the honour this term of writing I think the only supreme court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law,” Alito said.

“One of these was Boris Johnson, but he paid the price,” Alito said, receiving a positive response from the audience. Boris Johnson, who resigned recently as a result of appointing Chris Pincher as the deputy chief whip, described removing Roe V Wade as “a big step backwards.”

Alito also hit out at another British figure in Price Harry, who recently made a speech at the UN, saying: “From the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom…”

Alito took offense at the comparison made by Prince Harry. “What really wounded me was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare the decision whose name may not be spoken with the Russian attack on Ukraine,” Alito said.

Alito also referenced Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron in his speech who were critical of The Supreme Court ruling, noting that both men “are still in office.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted that Alito’s “politicized remarks” should be somewhat alarming to voters. Ocasio-Cortez went onto say that the “Supreme Court is in a legitimacy crisis.”

A recent Gallup poll has shown that only 25% of Americans have confidence in the Supreme Court. This is down from 36% in 2021. The poll also showed that Between 1973 and 2006, an average of 47% of U.S. adults had confidence in the Supreme Court.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: FBCNEWS.COM

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