Fox News’ Katie Pavlich Gives Hot Take On SCOTUS ‘Roe’ Leaker


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Katie Pavlich, a Fox News contributor and the editor of, shared her own interesting take on who may have leaked the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade earlier this month.

In an interview Tuesday, she said that she believes Democrats want to “ignore the leak” from the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that it follows a pattern of Democrats trying to undermine the court during a Tuesday interview on the network, adding that there may not actually be much motivation to find out who committed the unprecedented leak.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about whether this was a liberal clerk, who was clerking for a more left-leaning justice. There have also been some accusations from Democrats that this was a conservative on the court leaking this because they want Roe versus Wade overturned,” Pavlich said.

“We don’t know who it is. We have heard calls from the likes of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying that the leaker should be prosecuted if they have broken any laws. The Department of Justice has not expressed much interest in looking at who the leaker is, and certainly, they haven’t expressed much interest in going after people descending on the homes of conservative justices,” she noted further.

“But if you look at the way that the evidence has piled up, Democrats have used this, including the White House. They’ve tried to ignore the leak, to push it aside, as Jen Psaki said when it first came out, to focus on the issue of Roe versus Wade,” she continued.


“And it follows a pattern of Democrats trying to undermine the court, whether it’s with court-packing or going after Supreme Court nominees that happen to be appointed by a Republican, trying to get their nomination thrown out,” Pavlich said.

“And, of course, you’ve had Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer standing on the steps of the court just last year during a hearing on a case about abortion threatening Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch on that very issue. So it follows the left-leaning pattern, but we do not know who the leaker is,” she concluded.


A Republican congressman suggested last week that the person responsible for the unprecedented leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade earlier this month is known to the Supreme Court’s liberal justices.

In an interview with Newsmax TV, Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana said he was certain at least some of the justices know the leaker’s identity.

“We all could probably agree that the justices that were appointed by Democrat presidents know who the leaker was,” he said. “What bothers me, it’s not only the undermining that it did of the institution and the trust factor that these folks have with each other,” it’s that now that the trust is broken, “it’s very difficult to restore it.”

He went on to say that while he doesn’t know if the release of the draft opinion was a criminal act, it is certainly against federal law to protest in front of a Supreme Court justice’s home with the intent to intimidate them into changing their mind about a ruling.


And there have been protests in front of the homes of some of the conservative justices who reportedly signed onto the majority draft opinion which was authored by Justice Samuel Alito.

“It is a federal crime to go in and try and get a justice to change their vote,” said Rosendale. “To try and influence the outcome of a court decision is a crime. It’s a federal crime, and again, we see the Department of Justice is laying down on the job and not pursuing these people that are trying to intimidate them.”

The Montana Republican predicted that eventually, the person or persons who released the information will be revealed.

“There could be more people involved, and those people could go all the way to the top,” he said. “Don’t eliminate the judges because you know people, so there’s no way that would happen. No way. Think about it. Michael Sussmann is on trial right now for Russiagate. That happened six years ago.

“We’re only getting answers right now. I hope it doesn’t take another six years to get answers to what happened at the Supreme Court,” he added.

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