The Supreme Court’s left-wing justices all spouted a stunning amount of misinformation about COVID during the high court’s hearing Friday on President Joe Biden’s widely panned private business vaccine mandate.
Not that a single person in the establishment press seems to care …
Justice Elena Kagan claimed that “the best way” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is “for people to get vaccinated” and “wear masks.”
Both claims are false or, at the very least, unproven.
“While the vaccines appear to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the chance of death, there is absolutely no evidence that they prevent transmission, especially not against the much more contagious omicron variant,” the Washington Examiner notes.
Elena Kagan said today at the Supreme Court, “We know that the best way to prevent spread is for people to get vaccinated.” Love how she just casually threw in that nifty royal “we” to bolster a claim that is now thoroughly contradicted by virtually all available evidence
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 8, 2022
As for masks, Kagan didn’t specify which type of mask. This matters because most people wear cloth masks, which even CNN talking heads have admitted are useless.
CNN medical analyst pooh-poohs cloth masks as ‘little more than facial decoration’ https://t.co/GfzLAFVgP3
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 21, 2021
Justice Stephen Breyer claimed that 750 million people had tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, implied that the president’s vaccine mandate would stop the virus dead in its tracks, and asserted that hospitals are fuller than they’ve ever been.
The 750 million claim was obviously false, given that the total U.S. population isn’t even as high as half of that.
Justice Breyer says that there were “750 million new covid cases yesterday”
There are 330 million people who live in America which means everyone apparently got covid twice in the last 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/rzMf8OzAlj
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 7, 2022
As for his implication, the Examiner notes that he’d “implied, like Kagan before him, that Biden’s vaccine mandate would bring the number of daily cases down to zero.”
But this, according to the conservative paper, was false: “Fully vaccinated and boosted adults are testing positive for COVID-19 at about the same rate as unvaccinated people, which means everyone is going to get the virus one way or the other, vaccinated or unvaccinated.”
Also false was Breyer’s claim about hospitals:
Breyer: “Hospitals are full almost to the point of the maximum.”
These people know absolutely nothing. Zero. pic.twitter.com/F5z3Hzz6IR
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 7, 2022
Justice Sonia Sotomayor spouted the most misinformation, falsely claiming that COVID deaths are at all-time high, that the Omicron variant is deadlier than the Delta variant, that 100,000+ children are currently hospitalized because of COVID and that the government agency that instituted the mandate has “police power.”
For starters, data from Worldometers shows that about 1,500 to 2,000 Americans are currently dying daily from COVID. This is notably less than the nearly 4,500 who were dying daily during the winter of 2020/2021.
Justice Sotomayor just lied when claiming that COVID deaths are now at an all-time high. #SCOTUS
— Ross Kaminsky (@Rossputin) January 7, 2022
Second, even trusted so-called “public health experts” have admitted that the Omicron variant isn’t nearly as deadly as the Delta variant.
“All indications point to a lesser severity of omicron versus delta,” Dr. Anthony Fauci himself said during remarks made roughly a week ago.
Third, according to journalist Michael Tracey, Sotomayor’s claim about 100,000 hospitalized children amounted to a 2,892 percent inflation of the actual number of hospitalized children.
Sonia Sotomayor, beaming into today’s Supreme Court session remotely, inflated the number of children currently hospitalized with “Omicron” by 2892%! And that’s even going off the figure the CDC Director says includes “those admitted for other reasons but found to be infected”!
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 7, 2022
And lastly, OSHA does not possess “police power.”
Sotomayor claims not to understand distinction between state and federal power. Mind-boggling. Calls OSHA’s regulatory authority to be a “police power.” OH SG tries to explain con law 101, eventually Roberts rescues the embarrassing discourse.
— Ilya Shapiro (@ishapiro) January 7, 2022
Read the Commerce Clause and the 10th amendment lady https://t.co/TYwDwVM4jr
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) January 7, 2022
None of these statements have received scrutiny from the establishment press or their infamous talking heads.
However, several talking heads have taken conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to task for allegedly inflating the number of Americans who die from the flu every year. According to them, his misstatement makes him ignorant.
The flu kills about 30,000 Americans each year. I’m kinda surprised Gorsuch would broadcast his ignorance like this. I looked this up with help from Google in about 10 seconds. https://t.co/6EC0BMC0yD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 7, 2022
Actually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 12,000 to 52,000 Americans per year died from the flu between 2010 and 2020.
Moreover, the evidence suggests Gorsuch’s far-left critics are the ones who need to be fact-checked:
Hey geniuses. You are falsely smearing Justice Gorsuch for a TRANSCRIPTION ERROR.
Listen carefully: “Flu kills, I believe, hundreds, thousands of people every year.”
Correct and retract your false stories.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 8, 2022
Yet thanks to the press’s one-sided, deceptive coverage, “Neil Gorsuch” was trending on Twitter as of early Saturday morning. Kagan, Breyer and Sotomayor were not:
But if Gorsuch is ignorant for one misstatement (that it appears wasn’t even a misstatement but rather a transcription error), what are Kagan, Breyer and Sotomayor, who spouted a litany of false statements?
If nothing else, critics say, they’re awfully disrespectful and their behavior demands a correction, at the very least, if not a deep review of the standards used to pick Supreme Court justices …
It’s hard to convey the disrespect showed by Justices Sotomayor and Breyer today.
100 million Americans are affected by the Biden COVID mandates.
And these Justices showed up unprepared, inventing COVID numbers to support whatever legal conclusion they’ve already reached.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) January 7, 2022
If left uncorrected, Judge Sotomayor’s wildly inaccurate statement about children and Covid will undermine public confidence in the integrity and diligence of the Court. The Supreme Court, or Justice Sotomayor herself, should issue an immediate correction.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 8, 2022
Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are political activists not Supreme Court Justices.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) January 8, 2022
Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor said during oral arguments over Biden’s vaccine mandate on private businesses that “100,000 children” are hospitalized and in “serious condition” with Covid.
How can someone who spreads such blatant misinformation make it to the Supreme Court?
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) January 8, 2022
Wildly false claims like this from a SCOTUS justice are not only reckless but also undermine trust in our system. I say this as someone who has appreciated Justice Sotomayor’s stance in many Fourth Amendment cases. Covid fanaticism is making smart people lose touch with reality. https://t.co/Vp8xeDlcUQ
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) January 8, 2022
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