Keith Olbermann demands dissolution of US Supreme Court over gun rights ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has been in the process this week of releasing opinions in some of the most pivotal cases in years, and one such ruling has infuriated liberal commentator Keith Olbermann to such a degree that he has announced his belief that the time has come to “dissolve” the panel for good, as the Washington Examiner reports.

The well-known left-wing gadfly made the comment in reaction to the high court’s 6-3 decision in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a matter which resulted in the invalidation of the state’s onerous restrictions on and obstacles to the ability of individuals to obtain concealed carry gun permits due to a finding that the regulations violated the Second and Fourteenth Amendments.

“We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government some officers some special need,” wrote Justice Clarence Thomas for the court’s majority in the case.

Apoplectic at the very idea that the Supreme Court would lend any support to the rights of New Yorkers to keep and bear arms for purposes of self defense, Olbermann took to Twitter and declared, “It has become necessary to dissolve the Supreme Court of the United States.”

The former ESPN and MSNBC personality continued his rant, stating, “The first step is for a state the “court” has now forced guns upon, to ignore this ruling. Great. You’re a court? Why and how do [you] think you can enforce your rulings?”

Though Olbermann began receiving negative reaction to the tweet soon after its posting, he swiftly doubled down on his take, writing, “Hey SCOTUS, send the SCOTUS army here to enforce your ruling, you House of Lords radicals pretending to be a court.”

As Newsweek noted, Twitter user @Gloster80256 pointed out a glaring flaw in the logic behind Olbermann’s insistence that the decision simply go unheeded, writing, “So red states should just ignore the rulings that have forced gay marriage and abortion upon them? How does that work?”

David Harsanyi of the Federalist suggested that Olbermann’s prescription for the court “sounds Putin-y,” and writer Jim Treacher pointedly opined, “sounds kinda insurrectiony, Keith.”

Unsurprisingly, Olbermann’s rantings over the Bruen decision were not at all tempered in the aftermath of the court’s blockbuster Friday ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, with the increasingly unhinged former sportscaster proceeding to brand Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, and Clarence Thomas no less than “domestic terrorists” who “should be approached and prosecuted as such.” Step away from the keyboard, Keith, for your own good.