Meghan Markle is facing
backlash after she spoke out about the recent overturning of Roe v Wade in the
US and hinted she would travel to Washington D.C. to demonstrate.
Republicans have slammed
the Duchess of Sussex for attempting to ‘insert drama’ into American
politics after she gave an interview to Vogue alongside Gloria Steinem and
urged US citizens to vote in the November midterms.
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) said:
‘This is just another attempt from the ex-royals to insert their British drama
in American politics.
‘I don’t think anyone on this
side of the pond cares for Meghan Markle’s opinion on killing babies. However,
I think her running for President would be a great episode for The Crown.’
Meanwhile, Rep. Buddy Carter
added: ‘I think Americans made it pretty clear in 1776 that they don’t want
members of the British Royal Family making decisions for them.’
It comes after Meghan revealed
she is willing to go to Washington DC to join protests against the Roe v Wade abortion
ruling and urged people to vote in the November midterms in another big step
into US politics backed by her ‘feminist’ husband Prince Harry.
The Duchess of Sussex is
seething over the Supreme Court’s decision and told activist Gloria
Steinem, 88: ‘Well, Gloria, it seems as though you and I will be taking a trip
to DC together soon’.
In an interview with Vogue,
Meghan also urged men to be ‘more vocal’ with their anger at the repealing of
Roe v Wade and revealed that Prince Harry’s response to the Supreme
Court’s decision last Friday was ‘guttural’.
She said: ‘My husband and
I talked about that a lot over the past few days. He’s a feminist too’ and in
an intervention that will be widely perceived to be pro-Democrat, she said: ‘We
have to channel that fear into action. We can start this November in the midterms. We
have to vote, every time’.
Meghan and Harry are no
strangers to political activism and recently hired Miranda Barbot, a former
aide to former president Barack Obama who was central to his successful
reelection campaign in 2012.