Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is blasting the Supreme Court after it rolled back an environmental regulation.
On Thursday, Schumer wrote, “This MAGA Supreme Court is continuing to erode our country’s environmental laws. Make no mistake—this ruling will mean more polluted water, and more destruction of wetlands.”
“We’ll keep fighting to protect our waters,” he added.
This MAGA Supreme Court is continuing to erode our country’s environmental laws.
Make no mistake—this ruling will mean more polluted water, and more destruction of wetlands.
We’ll keep fighting to protect our waters. https://t.co/wlp1LTvZJB
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 25, 2023
The Supreme Court does have a 6-3 conservative majority.
But, Twitter users were quick to point out an issue with Schumer calling the court “MAGA” as they noted the ruling was unanimous — and included votes from justices appointed by Democratic presidents.
Check out some of the reactions below:
Bro it was unanimous
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 25, 2023
It was unanimous. Biden’s pick and obama’s picks all sided with the majority
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) May 25, 2023
I would like to be the first to welcome Ketanji Brown Jackson to the MAGA movement!!! WELCOME! pic.twitter.com/dfLNewOsFY
— Michael Moses (@mikerfmoses) May 25, 2023
— StopWokeCulture 🇺🇸 (@MkayUokay) May 25, 2023
This is a hell of a lie. It's unanimous. That means KJB, Soto, Kagan, too. https://t.co/UgFil7Rc7K
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 /bsky (@senatorshoshana) May 25, 2023
1. The WOTUS ruling was 9-0.
2. There are 3 Democrat appointed Justices on the Supreme Court — ALL voting against this rule. https://t.co/xjuB7D3EbX
— Mark Alford (@RepMarkAlford) May 25, 2023
Ah yes, that notable MAGA justice…*checks notes*…Sonia Sotomayor https://t.co/P3OhJcmRJM
— Emily Zanotti 🦝 (@emzanotti) May 25, 2023
It was 9-0, Chuck. Are you calling Obama's and Biden's picks 'MAGA'?
— The🐰FOO (@PolitiBunny) May 25, 2023
— G (@stevensongs) May 25, 2023
This was a 9-0 decision.
Meaning that all nine members of the Supreme Court – appointed by both Democrat and Republican Administrations – agreed that WOTUS has overused their power. https://t.co/x2BWeiYRbJ
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) May 25, 2023
The Washington Post notes the ruling “cut back the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the nation’s wetlands and waterways, another setback for the agency’s authority to combat pollution.”
“Nearly two decades ago, the court ruled that wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act if they have a ‘significant nexus’ to regulated waters. Property rights and business groups wanted to narrow regulations to wetlands and other areas directly connected to ‘navigable waters’ such as rivers and lakes,” it added.
The majority opinion penned by Justice Samuel Alito found the Environmental Protection Agency’s interpretation of its power in the Clean Water Act was too broad.
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