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‘The country is no longer a democracy’: Wanda Sykes lays into Scotus judges who ‘lied’

Actress and comedian Wanda Sykes warned that the US is “no longer a democracy” while criticizing Supreme Court justices who overturned the landmark court ruling Roe v. Wade.

Sykes, 58, accused conservative Supreme Court justices of “lying” under oath when they each suggested during their hearings that Roe v. Wade sets a precedent.

She also attacked Americans living in the “mid states” for apparently telling blue states how to act when “the majority of people live in New York and California.”

The Supreme Court unraveled a nearly 50-year precedent and dramatically changed the landscape of women’s health care on Friday when it overturned the landmark 1973 decision granting federal abortion protections under the constitution.

After the case was referred back to state jurisdiction, nine GOP-led lawmakers have already issued bans on the medical procedure as of Sunday, and at least a dozen could soon follow. The ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states.

Actress and comedian Wanda Sykes warned the US is

Actress and comedian Wanda Sykes warned the US is “no longer a democracy” as she criticized Supreme Court justices who overturned the landmark court ruling Roe v. Wade

Sykes, 58, appeared on CBS's

Sykes, 58, appeared on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where she accused conservative Supreme Court justices of “lying” under oath when they each suggested during their confirmation hearings that Roe v. Wade sets a firm precedent.

Speaking on CBS’s ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Monday night about the ruling, Sykes said, “I’m a black gay woman and I have a daughter, so I’m not doing very well at the moment. I’m a little salty. I’m a little salty now.’

She added: “It just sucks man, really, you know. It’s like the country, it’s no longer a democracy, right? We are – it’s no longer the majority rules.’

Colbert agreed, adding, “No, certainly not in the Senate and certainly not in the representatives of the Supreme Court.”

Sykes criticized conservative Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of Roe v Wade’s nullification, accusing them of “lying” during their hearings.

“These judges actually lied during their confirmation hearings, didn’t they?” said Sykes.

“Especially Kavanaugh, yes,” Colbert replied.

“So how can you be a Supreme Court judge and just lie?” asked Sykes. ‘What, did they cross their fingers or something? Yes, it’s just a bunch of horses**. It is real.’

US Senator Susan Collins

US Senator Joe Manchin

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (left) and Joe Manchin (right) criticized Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch for their votes in the overthrow of Roe V. Wade after previously claiming it was settled law during their hearings.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Justice Neil Gorsuch

Kavanaugh (left) and Neil Gorsuch (right) were among five conservative judges who voted Friday to end the U.S. federal right to abortion

Their comments come after U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins criticized Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch for their votes in quashing Roe v Wade on Friday.

The senators had voted to confirm the Donald Trump-appointed judges, despite fears they would violate the landmark abortion ruling, with the senators saying at the time that they trusted Kavanaugh and Gorsuch to enforce the law.

Now Collins, a Republican, and Manchin, a Democrat, are accusing the judges of misleading them as they criticized the court’s 5-4 ruling to end women’s federal right to abortion.

“This decision is inconsistent with what Judges Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and their meetings with me, where they both insisted on the importance of supporting long-standing precedents the country has relied on,” Collins said in a statement.

Manchin echoed the outcry, saying: “I trusted Judge Gorsuch and Judge Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade set a legal precedent and I am alarmed that they chose to reject the stability the ruling has brought.” provided for two generations of Americans.’

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Meanwhile, Sykes also attacked the “middle states” for apparently telling blue states what to do.

She said, ‘To me it’s like the problem is those middle things. It’s those states in the middle, that red stuff.

“Why do they tell us to tell us what to do when most of us live in New York, California, and we’re basically paying for all this crap. I mean, right? We’ll pay the bill,’ said Sykes.

“Well, that’s the union, it should be a representative democracy, but it turns out to be a minority government now,” Colbert noted.

“California, if it were a country, it would be the fourth, fifth economy,” Sykes said.

“So if, you know, I fit the requirements, then know what your stance is. You know what I mean?’ the comic continued.

“When I say, ‘Hey, let’s go out to dinner’. You can’t choose the restaurant. Shut up and eat,’ Sykes exclaimed.

Her comments sparked some criticism on social media, with many accusing her of “not seeing Midwesterners as Americans.”

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Her comments sparked some criticism on social media, with many accusing her of

Her comments sparked some criticism on social media, with many accusing her of “not seeing Midwesterners as Americans.”

Lesa Peroutek tweeted: ‘As a US citizen living in one of those ‘mid red states’ I was interested to hear from Wanda Sykes that we ALL of us who live here should just shut up.

“Only New York and California have the ‘right’ to say something because they’re covering the bill.”

Radio host Tony Katz tweeted: “The elitists want the Midwest to grow their food and shut up. Wanda Sykes doesn’t see the Midwest as people, as Americans. She sees them as ‘things’, just like her property.’

Another Twitter user wrote, “Hey Wanda Sykes, you know all those “red states in the middle” that make you wonder why they get a vote? They provide our food.

“Try to get your beef, milk, cheese, and veggies from all those NYC and LA farms. You Hollywood types have no idea… Please be quiet.’

Since Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, pro- and anti-abortion protesters have been placed outside the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Thirteen states had so-called “trigger laws” that immediately made abortion illegal with the nullification of Roe v. Wade.

Hillary Clinton Says Clarence Thomas Has Been ‘Resentment, Resentment, And Anger’ All His Life And That ‘Women Will Die’ After Supreme Court Overthrow Roe v. Wade

Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday morning interview that as long as she knows Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, he will be filled with “resentment” and “anger” as she insisted the Roe v. Wade ruling will cause women to die.

‘I studied law with’ [Justice Thomas]Clinton told CBS Mornings in a pre-recorded interview. “He’s been a person of resentment for as long as I’ve known him — resentment, resentment, anger.”

The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said Thomas “signaled” lower courts and state lawmakers to “find cases, pass laws, stand up” to limit abortion, birth control rights and same-sex marriage.

Clinton said people who are “right-wing” and “very conservative” pay attention to Judge Thomas when it comes to these issues and the potential risk of their overthrow.

Her response comes after Friday’s sweeping Supreme Court ruling that ended 50 years of precedent set by the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion case.

“It’s true, there are so many things that are deeply disturbing, but women will die, Gayle,” Clinton said.

She insisted, “Women will die.

Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has been 'a person of annoyance for as long as I've known him – resentment, grievance, anger'

Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “has been a person of annoyance for as long as I’ve known him — resentment, grievance, anger”

Clinton went to law school with Thomas, saying his and other conservative judges' ruling overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday will cause

Clinton went to law school with Thomas, saying his and other conservative judges’ ruling overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday will cause “women to die”

The Supreme Court case was Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which sought to challenge a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks. The law was upheld by the court in a conservative 6-3 majority position.

Thomas, one of the most conservative members of the Supreme Court, said in interviews published in a new book that he wasn’t sure why he was nominated for the Supreme Court — and “celebrated not being nominated” when he thought President George HW Bush had skipped him.

“I have no idea why or how I was nominated,” Thomas says, according to the book Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, which came out earlier this month.

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