They don’t know what to do.
Despite Democrats crying out at the possibility the predominantly conservative Supreme Court could eviscerate abortion rights, strategists highlight the lack of direction on how to fight back. Some strategists have even indicated that the party was ill-prepared for something likely to happen.
Christy Setzer, a Democratic strategist, lamented the lack of plans to fight back, saying, “Why are we so behind the curve on this? Where is the plan? We knew this was coming in theory since [Justice Amy] Coney Barrett joined the court and in practice since December.”
She continued, “I don’t want to hear empty rhetoric about how we won’t go back, I want to hear that there is a legislative or federal plan to change things.”
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have expressed rage but haven’t expressed clear direction on how the administration plans to tackle the dissemination of federal protections for abortion rights.
Biden, however, implored voters to vote for pro-choice politicians in the upcoming midterm elections.
Harris, giving an impassioned speech at the EMILY’s List gala, declared women’s rights under attack.
Strategists acknowledge that though the rage is real, the party lacks a real strategy, causing them to worry.
According to a report by The Hill, another strategist, who isn’t named, said, “We’re all so enraged, but now what? What’s the plan? Sadly, I don’t think we have one,” adding, “There’s so much talk of ‘We can’t let this happen,’ but I don’t think anyone knows what to do next.”