The left-wing’s full-fledged meltdown was captured perfectly on social media Wednesday, with pundits and liberal legislators sounding-off following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement he would be leaving the Supreme Court in July.
The decision opens a coveted vacancy on the nation’s highest court and sets the stage for President Trump’s second Supreme Court appointee in 17 months.
The liberal response on Twitter was predictably vicious, with users referring to the decision as a “gut punch” that further threatened to “throw kerosene on the current dumpster fire that is America.”
We have no choice but to organize, strategize, vote and act. Ambivalent attitudes are not a option! All civil and human rights are at stake. What side are you on? https://t.co/rCo4u70u6l
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) June 27, 2018
How very cool of Justice Kennedy to pour kerosene on the current dumpster fire that is America. The Roe v Wade riots should provide fine entertainment for him in his retirement.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) June 27, 2018
It's one gut punch after another right now, Folks. (And while Kennedy has been decidedly conservative of late, his replacement is sure to be worse by an order magnitude.) https://t.co/KrzhQAX3bT
— Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) June 27, 2018
For starters, abortion rights are more imperiled now than at any time since Roe v. Wade. And there is no reason to think there won't be a rollback of gay rights, either, with Kennedy gone. https://t.co/awg2oC5uYl
— Andrew Cohen (@JustADCohen) June 27, 2018
Justice Kennedy's retirement is a catastrophe for liberals. Abortion access, same-sex marriage, voting rights, environmental regulations—they're all on the line now. This is nothing short of a crisis for the left. https://t.co/J9QK4CBwkQ
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 27, 2018