PoliticsSaturday 05.14.22

How a Reversal of Roe v. Wade Could Impact the Midterms

John Heilemann talks with Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, national political correspondents for the New York Times, political analysts for CNN, and authors of the newsmaking account of the 2020 election This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future. Heilemann, Burns, and Martin unpack the stunning leak out of the Supreme Court, how the politics of Roe v. Wade – and the repeal of fifty years of precedent – could influence the midterms, and whether Democrats are mishandling the messaging thus far. Tune in to the full episode to hear about revelations in their book about the chaotic days following the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the depth of the private disdain for Trump among GOP stalwarts, and how President Biden’s ambitions to be the next FDR or LBJ blinded him to his own team’s warnings of the political peril he faced.

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