Biden has come unhinged.
The backlash from lawmakers and political leadership following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade kicked up a notch with President Joe Biden’s statements.
In the hours after the Supreme Court released its majority opinion overturning Roe, Democratic Rep. Cori Bush (Missouri) called the Court “far-right extremist, racist, classist, bigoted,” and former First Lady Michelle Obama released a statement calling the High Court’s decision “horrifying.”
Biden also had harsh words for the Court, saying, “This is an extreme and dangerous path the court is now taking us on,” in comments he made about the 6-3 decision that wiped out what had been a Constitutional right for over fifty years.
Speaking from Cross Hall at the White House, Biden called Friday (June 24) “a sad day for the court and for the country,” adding that the decision meant “The health and life of women in this nation is now at risk.”
Biden continued by calling the Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and let states decide on abortion rights “extreme.”
“So extreme,” Biden said, “that the women could be punished for protecting their health. So extreme that women and girls are forced to bear their rapist’s child,” pausing after making the emotionally-charged statement, Biden continued, “Imagine a young woman having to carry the child of incest, a consequence of incest, no option.”
Like other Democrats had done in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, Biden also sent a stern warning that other rights could be on the chopping block.
“With this decision, a conservative majority of the Supreme Court shows how extreme it is. How far removed they are from the majority of this country,” Biden said.
Reciting his prepared remarks, Biden also called out former President Donald Trump by name – something he hasn’t done since taking office – saying, “It was three justices, named by one president, Donald Trump, who were the core of today’s decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country.”