'Legitimacy crisis': Pro-choice group president insists SCOTUS 'definitely on the ballot in 2024'

'Legitimacy crisis': Pro-choice group president insists SCOTUS 'definitely on the ballot in 2024'
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Mini Timmaraju, Image via MSNBC/Screengrab

Mini Timmaraju, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said during a Saturday interview the Supreme Court of the United States is experiencing "a legitimacy crisis," and will "definitely" be "on the ballot" in 2024.

TImmaraju spoke with MSNBC analyst Joyce Vance, and former Republican National Committee (RNC) chair, Michael Steele — who was filling in for Symone Sanders for a segment of MSNBC's Symone — about the "extremist" SCOTUS and the consequences of its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last year.

According to Mediaite, during the interview, Steele asked Timmaraju and Vance "why or even if the outcome" of SCOTUS' decision to stay the abortion pill ruling "was different from the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, and whether by granting the Biden administration’s emergency request and sending the case back to an appeals court."

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Although the high court's majority voted to allow mifepristone, a popular abortion medication, to remain accessible, SCOTUS Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas both dissented.

Due to decisions like theirs, the nonprofit president, who according to NARAL's website, who has "over 20 years of experience leading federal, state and local campaigns, as well as advocacy efforts around reproductive rights, gender justice, and racial justice," said the organization is currently working towards "court reform."

Timmaraju emphasized, "you know, this court is going through a significant legitimacy crisis," adding, "You know, the approvals for this court are at the lowest they've ever been. This is coming, this decision, in the wake of multiple ethics challenges and scandals involving Clarence Thomas, a Senate Judiciary hearing announced where they’ve asked Chief Justice John Roberts to show up in the Senate. So I don't know. Joyce is the expert, but I don't know that you could decouple the politics from this extremist court."

She concluded, "And it's so important that so many of our organizations are now mobilizing around court reform. I mean, you've seen some announcements the last few weeks of our organizations coming together to take this campaign to the American voters. And get ready for a 2024 where the court is definitely on the ballot. And how Congress treats the court and regulates the court is definitely a top priority for American voters."

Watch the video below or at this link.

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