Self-exiled British royal Prince Harry fired shots at the United States for “the rolling back of constitutional rights,” during his keynote address to the United Nations General Assembly for Nelson Mandela International Day.
The ex-senior royal lamented that 2021 was “a painful year in a painful decade,” worsened by “the few weaponizing lies and disinformation at the expense of the many,” during his Monday address in New York.
“From the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life,” the prince remarked.
#BREAKING: At the United Nations, Prince Harry calls out "the rolling back of Constitutional rights in the United States" as part of "a global assault on democracy and freedom." pic.twitter.com/RnJNmkPDcp
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Harry’s hot take on the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision riled up conservatives, who expressed their outrage through various platforms.
“It is hard for me to understand why anyone should care what the Duke of Sussex thinks – let alone what he thinks about America,” Meghan McCain wrote for the Daily Mail. “He has lived here all of 20 minutes, yet he has decided that makes him an expert.”
“Just because one may disagree with the outcome of a Supreme Court ruling, does not make it a threat to democracy,” she continued. “If Harry ever voted in an U.S. election, maybe he would have known that. But of course, he hasn’t because he is not a citizen.”
“He’s just such a colossal blowhard,” snarked comedian Adam Carolla on Fox News. “But bigger picture, it’s just easier to make fun of the United States for everyone, and that’s only because of how big we are.”
“Letting voters, rather than 8 unelected justices, decide state abortion policy constitutes a ‘global assault on democracy,’ says trophy husband of retired B-list actress,” tweeted Washington Examiner writer Tiana Lowe.
“We stopped carrying what emasculated British royals think about our rights 246 years ago,” The Federalist’s Sean Davis summed up succinctly.