Fox News host Bill O’Reilly warned his viewers on Monday not to get complacent in celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision exempting businesses from providing access to reproductive care.
“If one more liberal Supreme Court justice is appointed — one more — freedom in America will be compromised forever,” O’Reilly said. “You know what? Most Americans do not understand that at all.”
Noting that the high court ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby and other “small corporations,” O’Reilly was aghast that Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sandra Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan voted in favor of preserving the Affordable Care Act mandate at the center of the dispute, accusing them of infringing on Americans’ freedom of religion.
“The four liberal justices apparently believe that American taxpayers should fund abortions,” O’Reilly said, later adding, “If you sincerely believe that abortion is morally wrong, you have a right to opt-out, but these four justices would deny you that right, absolutely contradicting the Constitution.”
O’Reilly also accused the four justices of not understanding that President Barack Obama’s administration “has screwed up just about everything.”
“Tonight we’ll cover the continuing border chaos, which the Obama administration did nothing about for years,” he promised.
In reality, the “chaos” O’Reilly was referencing — the surge in immigrant minors from Central America — is a relatively recent development. But prior to that, Obama’s administration has been on pace to exceed more than 2 million deportation during his eight years in office, and undocumented immigration hit a rate of net zero last year.
Watch O’Reilly’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.
Lawrence O’Donnell aired hard-hitting expose on Trump, Jr — and the president tweets ‘presidential harassment’
MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Tuesday broadcast a hard-hitting segment on Donald Trump, Jr. for defending his father against claims of rape -- despite the fact his own mom made similar allegations.
The host attempted to understand why Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Trump, Jr. are so obidient to Trump when they both used to despise him.
O'Donnell noted a tweet by Trump, Jr. on the latest allegations against his father.
Moments after the segment ended, the president tweeted.
Robert Mueller subpoena isn’t a ‘friendly’ one: Intelligence Committee Chair tells Maddow
Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined with Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) in subpoenaing former special counsel Robert Mueller. But according to Schiff, this wasn't exactly an agreement the committees came to with Mueller or the special counsel's investigators.
"We consistently communicated our committees' intentions to issue these subpoenas if necessary and we now understand it is necessary to do so. Should we see this as a friendly subpoena that Robert Mueller believed had to be issued before he could accept an invitation to testify?" asked MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
Mueller agrees to testify in public about Russia investigation after House Democrats issue subpoena: report
On Tuesday evening, CNN reported that former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify in public about the Russia investigation, following subpoenas from House Democrats.
"The House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee announced ... the special counsel has agreed to appear in public on July 17th in an open session to testify about what he found as a part of his two-year investigation into Russian interference, as well as potential obstruction of justice in the White House," said CNN reported Manu Raju. "Now, they say in this letter, both the chairmen of these committees, Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff, that they have subpoenaed Bob Mueller and he's agreed to testify under subpoena."