Idaho Gov. Brad Little Accuses Biden’s DOJ of ‘Overreaching’ With Lawsuit Over Six-Week Abortion Ban

Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) accused Joe Biden’s Justice Department of “overreaching” after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a lawsuit today over the state’s six-week abortion ban.

The DOJ argued that it conflicts with a federal law requiring doctors to provide pregnant women medically necessary treatment that could include abortion.

Garland stated that the federal government brought the lawsuit seeking to invalidate the state’s “criminal prohibition on providing abortions as applied to women suffering medical emergencies.”

Little responded:

“Our nation’s highest court returned the issue of abortion to the states to regulate – end of story. The U.S. Justice Department’s interference with Idaho’s pro-life law is another example of Biden overreaching yet again while he continues to ignore issues that really should demand his attention – like crushing inflation and the open border with Mexico.”

“Here in Idaho, we are proud that we have led the country in protecting preborn lives. I will continue to work with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to vigorously uphold state sovereignty and defend Idaho’s laws in the face of federal meddling.”

Idaho Lt. Gov Janice McGeachin also responded to the suit in a quote tweet of CNBC sharing a Livestream of Garland’s press conference announcing it.

“Once again, we see the cost of the state relying on federal money. Instead of controlling our own hospitals, the federal government uses Medicare and Medicaid dollars to countermand our sovereignty. #idpol,” McGeachin declared.

Former Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke offered his suggestion in a tweet where he shared a Washington Examiner article on it.

“Idaho should tell Garland to get bent and stick up for their 10th Amendment right. Supreme Ct said abortion is a states rights issue,” Clarke insisted.

Clarke added, “Do like blue states on New York gun case USC decision. New York put in new restrictions defying the Court’s decision.”