Republicans, Democrats react to Supreme Court leaked opinion that touched off media frenzy: 'Very dangerous'

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Current and former lawmakers spoke out about a leaked draft opinion showing the Supreme Court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, highlighting how the decision may affect Americans and the midterm elections.

Rep. French Hill. R-Ark., said his initial reaction was "shock" when he learned that the draft opinion was leaked to Politico, setting off a media frenzy.

"One of the principal places where we have to maintain privacy confidentiality is in the very precious deliberations of our Supreme Court justices and their staff as they consider cases," Hill told Fox News Digital at the Milken Institute 2022 Global Conference. "When they're in conference on something that might be controversial or not controversial, privacy is key."

Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Indiana, echoed Hill’s sentiment, saying the leak was a "very serious matter."

Leaks, like the one that showed the public the draft opinion, put pressure on justices by activists, and are "very dangerous," Spartz said.

"And I think politicizing the Supreme Court is extremely bad for the country," Spartz added.

Spartz noted that, although she may at times disagree with decisions by the Supreme Court or White House, there is a division of power among the three branches of government that should be observed.

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., said she hopes Americans can have a civil conversation about the alleged decision, noting violence had already eru... (Read more)