Sen. Chuck Schumer Celebrates Abortion For July Fourth Holiday

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
Font Size:

Amid the picnics, pool parties and fireworks that stretch “from sea to shining sea” on July Fourth, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has decided to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday in a very different way.

Taking to Twitter to announce his plans, Schumer said he intends to spend this Fourth of July celebrating Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision that made abortion legal and accessible in all 50 states.

Schumer didn’t stop there, however, and noted that he also planned to celebrate the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

He even invited President Donald Trump to join him in his celebration, making it clear that his “celebration” was a warning shot regarding the president’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination.

(RELATED: CNN’s Toobin Circles The Four Horsemen, Says 20 States Will Ban Abortion In 18 Months)

Ever since Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement last Wednesday, Democrats and pundits have been sounding the alarm that any Trump-nominated justice might be ready and willing to overturn Roe v. Wade, and Schumer is clearly concerned that Obergefell might also be on the endangered list.