Democrat Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren marched with pro-choice protesters in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday after a leaked draft out of the land’s highest court shows it will likely strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
“I am angry because an extremist Supreme Court thinks they can impose their extremist views on all of the women of this country and they are wrong,” Senator Elizabeth Warren screamed outside the Supreme Court.
After her roughly two-minute screamfest, Warren was then guided back to her car as one of her staffers held her hand, as seen in a photo captured by Religion News Service National Reporter Jack Jenkins.
A video captured by Willy Lowry, a multimedia journalist and correspondent for The National News, shows that as a visibly-shaken Senator Warren approaches the curb, her staffer who is holding her hand bends over forward to make sure Warren doesn’t trip and fall.
“I am angry,” Warren said as she was led to her vehicle. “Angry and upset and determined.”
Hours after her appearance in front of the Supreme Court, Warren then took to Twitter to ask her followers to donate to “local abortion funds.”
“If you can, please split a contribution between abortion funds in states with trigger laws that will immediately ban abortion—100% of your donation will support these grassroots groups,” Warren’s tweet read.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts announced on Tuesday that he is immediately opening an investigation into the leak of the draft memo.
Roberts’ statement read, “To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected in any way. We at the Court are blessed to have a workforce – permanent employees and law clerks alike – intensely loyal to the institution and dedicated to the rule of law. Court employees have an exemplary and important tradition of respecting the confidentiality of the judicial process and upholding the trust of the Court. This was a singular and egregious breach of that trust that is an affront to the Court and the community of public servants who work here. I have directed the Marshal of the Court to launch an investigation into the source of the leak.”