During a debate on Fox News, Ari Fleischer and Mike Huckabee slammed the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion. They said that it showed that the Supreme Court was about to overturn Roe V. Wade, which is why they were angry. In order to do this, they said that the release was a “insurrection” against the high court because it was against the law.
On Monday night, Fleischer and Huckabee were on Sean Hannity’s show to talk about the news that Politico had leaked the draft opinion. They talked about how they felt about it. Overturning Roe V. Wade would mean a big cutback in federal protection for abortion rights, but leaks from the Supreme Court are very rare, and the news quickly spread through the media and the public.
Fleischer took a lot of shots at the media during his panel with Hannity. He then turned to the SCOTUS news and said that the person who leaked it should be punished.
Fleischer, a frequent guest on Hannity’s show, said to the host, “Sean, you’ve got to know this. An uprising against the Supreme Court has taken place. There are already those on the Left who are applauding this leaker as courageous and hoping for a miraculous intervention to prevent the ruling from going into effect. Who in the Supreme Court can they trust given that they know their drafts, like everything else in Washington, will be leaked? Internal integrity seemed to be the only thing left in the Supreme Court at the time. This is a coup against the law, and whomever is responsible must be brought to justice using all available legal measures.”
That was a “powerful statement,” according to Hannity, and of course, the term “insurgency” has been a charged term in American political discourse since former President Donald Trump was accused of inciting one when he fueled his supporters into violently storming the U.S. Capitol in hopes of overturning his 2020 election defeat. Huckabee ended up making a direct comparison to January 6th by agreeing with Fleischer and saying, “I am so glad Ari used the term ‘insurgency.’” That’s precisely what it is.”
Huckabee also chimed in on the discussion, saying “This is not the work of some guy from some state who got hot under the collar and went to D.C. and overheated at a rally. This is an insurrection by a person who is paid by the taxpayers and who has a duty to keep his mouth shut under his specific job and employment, which he did not do. So it’s an egregious form, if you will, of insurrection, and I hope everyone uses that term, because if what happened on January 6 was an insurgency, this is unquestionably an insurgency.”