Several left-leaning Supreme Court justices, especially those appointed by former President Barack Obama, are being widely criticized on social media over inaccuracies and wild claims they made during recent oral arguments against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Becker News cited seven of what the outlet deemed the “worst lies” during the hearing:
When Supreme Court Justices lie this openly and brazenly about one of the most pivotal cases in modern times, America might be in a bit of trouble.
During open arguments on a critical case regarding Biden’s vaccine mandate, the liberal wing of the nation’s highest court espoused shameless untruths about Covid-19 and the mRNA shots marketed as “vaccines.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the leading offender when it came to misinforming the public in a crude attempt to justify her preordained conclusion that the federal vaccine mandate should be enforced. As reported by Fox News, Sotomayor was objecting to several points made by Ohio Solicitor General Benjamin Flowers, who was arguing on behalf of GOP-led states opposing the mandate.
One “glaringly false” statement came when Sotomayor claimed that “vaccines” stop COVID-19 from spreading, and in particular, the delta and omicron variants.
“Many Supreme Court Justices have falsely stated today that the Wuhan coronavirus vaccine ‘prevents disease’ and transmission in the workplace,” Townhall editor Katie Pavlich pointed out. “This is absolutely false and highly alarming they’re using that point as fact to make their decision.”
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has said that the vaccines can no longer “prevent transmission,” and a Harvard University-led study found that higher vaccination rates correlate with higher transmission rates.
Sotomayor went on to claim, falsely, “We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators.”
She was fact-checked by Phil Kerpen, who has extensively researched and written on COVID.
“This is just absolutely astonishing,” Kerpen tweeted. ‘100,000 children in serious condition,’ per Sotomayor. ‘Where do these people obtain their misinformation? The current national pediatric COVID census per HHS is 3,342. Many/most incidental.’”
Sotomayor then claimed during the hearing that the omicron variant is as deadly as previous variants, which is also not borne out by the data at the moment.
“A state-by-state analysis shows Omicron is a fraction as deadly as the wild or Delta variants,” Becker News reports.
Then, Justice Stephen Breyer claimed “hospitals are full almost to the point of the maximum,” another point that Kerpen refuted with data.
During oral arguments, another Obama-appointed justice, Elena Kagan, claimed of Biden’s vaccine mandate: “This is the policy that is most geared to stopping all this. There’s nothing else that will perform that function better than incentivizing people strongly to vaccinate themselves.” But the vaccines have proven ineffective at stopping the spread, even among vaccinated Americans.”
Breyer also then claimed that 100 percent vaccination rates would prevent 100 percent of new viral infections, and that, too, is easily disproven by the evidence, given so many “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated Americans.
Breyer was also taken to task when he amazingly claimed that there were “750 million new cases” of virus the day before the hearing; there are roughly 330 million people living in the United States.
Sotomayor went on to state that COVID deaths are currently at an all-time high, which, again, is demonstrably false. Cases are falling, deaths have been down for months, and while omicron seems to spread easily, it is far less lethal than previous strains and certainly far less deadly than the original strain.
Becker News added:
That is a Biden-worthy bit of absurd commentary. Of course, the cherry on top would be Sotomayor’s claim that the federal government can mandate vaccines using its “police power.” She apparently has never heard of informed consent, nor the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
In addition to the liberal wing’s blatant misstatements is that they fail to note the least harmful remedy would be to recognize natural immunity from prior infection. New research shows that the Omicron variant has a transferability of natural immunity to other variants. Over 200 million Americans have a form of natural immunity from prior infection, according to CDC data.