On Wednesday, Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief for POLITICO, reported that New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who is reputedly an attorney, had a novel idea if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
.@NYGovCuomo on abortion, at a rally in Poughkeepsie: “I will sue when the Supreme Court acts, and I want the New York State law in place."
— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) July 11, 2018
Here is the text of what Cuomo said, in which he said he wanted to strengthen New York’s abortion protections.
One of Cuomo's new favorite tricks is to say "We will sue IF…"
In this case, the "if" is: 1) Kavanaugh is confirmed; 2) New York passes a law tightening its abortion laws; 3) the Supreme Court agrees to take up Roe v. Wade; 4) the court overturns Roe v. Wade pic.twitter.com/zvEsvktKDO
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) July 11, 2018
There were some salient (and hilarious) questions provoked by Cuomo’s threat:
— J.E. Dyer (@OptimisticCon) July 11, 2018
— Joe Paulson (@JoePaulson2) July 11, 2018
What court do you take the Supreme Court to?
— Brooks Lawrence, MD (@bblawrence331) July 11, 2018
Does anyone else want to point out the flaw in this plan?
— Everett Will (@DCAbloob) July 11, 2018
Oh good! That problem is solved. Let's move on to the next issue…HEY, WAIT A MINUTE…
— Bungaloe Bill (@Bungaloebill) July 11, 2018
Wait, you’re going to sue the Supreme Court? That case could go all the way to…The Supreme Court!
— harveyb (@HarveyBarker5) July 11, 2018
— Heteronormous Jones (@landertb) July 11, 2018
Sue WHOM? In what venue?
— David Golden (@vtdave88) July 11, 2018
The Supreme Galactic Court.
— Norton I (@wangjexi) July 11, 2018
I hear he plans to appeal to the Super Supreme Court of the US. If he prevails, I imagine folks will then take it to the Super Duper SCOTUS.#Libidiots
— A Columbian Patriot (@jabhome) July 11, 2018