President Biden explicitly said Tuesday that he would not let the American people decide their own abortion laws.
WHAT HE SAID
Biden told reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland that the Supreme Court’s recently leaked initial vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion rights decision, would give states, localities and the public too much power.
BIDEN: "There are so many fundamental rights that are affected by that, and I'm not prepared to leave that to the whims of the public at the moment." pic.twitter.com/60A8ma69ff
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“It concerns me a great deal that we’re going to, after 50 years, decide a woman does not have a right to choose,” the president said, adding that other protections could also be undermined if the court reverses Roe, “the right to marry, the right to determine a whole range of things.”
- “There are so many fundamental rights that are affected by that, and I’m not prepared to leave that to the whims of the public at the moment.”
Liberal elites have made increasingly clear that they view much of the American public as unfit to participate in democracy.
- In a Tuesday column, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin argued, “The problem with the GOP isn’t just the demagogues. It’s the voters.”
- NBC host Mehdi Hasan warned on air Monday that “the pro-QAnon, pro-neo Nazi faction of the Republican Party is poised to expand dramatically come the midterms. We’re just two years away from Donald Trump very possibly re-seizing executive power.”